The American Red Cross of Central MA responded to a fire at a two family residence at 8 Hale Street in Fitchburg yesterday evening. The team of five responders provided financial resources for food and clothing to three adults. The adults were also given comfort kits containing age and gender appropriate personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant, shaving supplies and other items they might not have been able to gather in the rush to escape the fire.
The Red Cross responded to a fire at a single family home at 169 Main Street in Westminster today. The fire displaced one adult and one older teen. The Red Cross assisted the adult with shelter, while the teenager was able to stay with family. Both received comfort kits. This fire marks the 79th fire response for the chapter since July 1, 2012.
The Red Cross of Central MA has responded to seven fires in just 10 days. American Red Cross disaster assistance is free of charge, a gift made possible by generous donations and the work of volunteers. This influx in fires puts a strain on human and financial resources. Because of the generosity and continued support of the community, the Red Cross of Central MA was able to respond to these emergencies and provide immediate emergency assistance to people in need. We ask that you continue your outstanding support of the Red Cross by making a donation at www.redcross.org or by mail at 2000 Century Drive, Worcester, MA 10606.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013