Red Cross Helping 13 People After Tuesday Fires in New Haven

Thirteen people are getting help with emergency needs thanks to the generosity of donors and the work of volunteers.

FARMINGTON, CONN., July 17, 2013 - The American Red Cross is helping 13 people after Tuesday fires in New Haven and Bethel.

The Red Cross is helping 12 people - seven adults and five children in four families - after a New Haven Fire Tuesday afternoon on Ella Grasso Boulevard.

  • A family of two adults and two children is receiving help with emergency food needs. The children received stuffed toys.
  • A 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.
  • A family of two adults is receiving help with emergency housing, food and clothing needs.
  • A family of two adults and two children is receiving help with emergency housing and food needs, as well as stuffed toys for the children.
  • The Red Cross is providing one adult with help for emergency housing, food and clothing needs after a fire on Plumtrees Road in Bethel on Tuesday evening.

    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