American Red Cross Helping Two People After Providence Fire

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The American Red Cross is helping two people with emergency clothing and food needs after a fire on President Avenue in Providence this afternoon.

The Red Cross is also providing comfort kits, containing age and gender appropriate 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. Children's kits include a stuffed toy.

American Red Cross disaster assistance is free of charge, a gift made possible by generous donations and the work of volunteers. For more information about the Red Cross and how you can help, visit www.redcross.org/rhode-island.

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