Red Cross Helping 17 People After Waterbury Fire

The Red Cross provided stuffed toys to the children displaced by the fire.

WATERBURY, CONN., OCTOBER 29, 2013 – The American Red Cross is helping 17 people – 14 adults and three children – in six families after a multi-unit fire earlier today on Wood Street in Waterbury. The Red Cross is providing help with emergency housing and food needs to all the affected families. Three children in two families were also provided stuffed toys. Two units in the eight-unit building were unoccupied. A team of six Red Cross volunteers – John Lennon, Amy Thomas, Nicki Collins, Colleen Rodger, Nelson Medina and Ron Ferrante – responded to the scene 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.