American Red Cross Assisting Manchester Residents After Fire

Disaster Action Team Meeting with Affected Residents

The American Red Cross Disaster Action Team is meeting with residents at 658 Rimmon Street in Manchester where six families were displaced in a late night fire. One family with three children, 2 years old, 1 year old and 10 weeks, has been given assistance for lodging, infant and baby supplies, cribs and bedding, food, seasonal garments, shoes, clothing, and referrals to additional organizations for help with long term recovery. Additional Residents of the building who left with friends and family tonight have been encouraged to contact the Red Cross for assistance in the morning.

The American Red Cross Disaster Action Teams are groups of volunteers located throughout the state that are specially trained to provide disaster relief and emotional comfort. They are available to respond at any time of day or night to disasters in their communities or surrounding towns. Red Cross Volunteers on scene tonight were Linda Lambert and Fran Lusardi.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or call us at 1-800-464-6692. Contributions may also be sent to the American Red Cross in New Hampshire at P.O. Box 2528, Concord, NH 03302-2528. Please consider joining us as we empower others to prepare, prevent and respond to emergencies.