Red Cross Helping 12 People After Waterbury Fire

The Red Cross is helping with emergency housing, food and clothing needs.

WATERBURY, CONN., February 25, 2014 – The American Red Cross is helping 12 people – six adults and six children in three families – with emergency needs after a fire earlier today on Giles Street in Waterbury.

The Red Cross provided the families help with emergency housing, food and clothing needs, as well as stuffed animal toys for the displaced children.

Red Cross volunteers Amy Thomas and Colleen Rodger responded to assist the families.

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.  For more information about the Red Cross and how you can help, visit