Red Cross Helping Six People After Fires in Hartford, Manchester


HARTFORD, CONN. – The American Red Cross is helping nine people after fires Wednesday, April 17, in Hartford, and Thursday, April 18, in Manchester. The Red Cross is helping a family of one adult and two children with emergency food, clothing and household needs after a Wednesday fire on Huntington Street in Hartford. The Red Cross is helping two adults and four children in two families displaced by fire on Orchard Street in Manchester. One family – one adult and three children – is receiving help with emergency housing, food and baby needs, along with stuffed animals for the children. A second family of one adult and one child is receiving help with emergency housing, food and clothing needs, as well as a stuffed toy for the child. The Red Cross is also providing 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.