The American Red Cross is helping 20 people with emergency needs after fires Tuesday in Cranston and Woonsocket.
In Cranston, the Red Cross is helping a family of three adults with emergency housing, food and clothing needs after a mobile home fire.
In Woonsocket, the Red Cross is helping 17 people with a range of needs after a fire on Dulude Street.
Nine adults in three families received help with emergency housing, food and clothing needs.
Five adults and four children in two families are receiving help with emergency housing and food needs.
A resident of the building perished in the fire. Red Cross spokesperson Paul Shipman said, “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who died as a result of this fire.”
The Red Cross also provided to the displaced residents from both fires comfort kits containing personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant, shaving supplies and other items a family might not have been able to gather in the rush to escape the fire.
American Red Cross disaster assistance is free of charge, a gift made possible by generous donations and the work of volunteers.