Red Cross Helping 30 People After Four Fires

The Red Cross is helping 30 people in five families with emergency needs after four weekend fires.

FARMINGTON, CONN., NOVEMBER 16, 2013 – The American Red Cross is helping 17 adults and 13 children in five families after fires Friday in Wallingford and Saturday in Hartford, Bloomfield and New Britain.

In Wallingford, the Red Cross is helping three adults and two children in one family with emergency housing, food and clothing needs after a fire Friday, November 15, on Cornwell Road in Wallingford. Red Cross volunteers Lionel Dunlap and Josalee Thrift responded to assist the family.

In Hartford, the Red Cross is helping a family of one adult and two children after a fire today on Grandview Terrace in Hartford. The Red Cross is providing help with emergency housing, food and clothing needs, as well as stuffed animal toys for the displaced children. Red Cross volunteer Ginny Brezza and Red Cross staff person Rebecca Johnson responded to assist the family.

In Bloomfield, the Red Cross is assisting a family of six adults and five children with emergency housing, food and baby needs, as well as stuffed animal toys for the displaced children after a fire today on Blue Hills Avenue. Red Cross volunteer Ginny Brezza and Red Cross staff person Rebecca Johnson responded to assist the family.

In New Britain, the Red Cross is helping seven adults and four children in two families after a fire today on Allen Street. The Red Cross provided a family of three adults and two children help with emergency food and clothing needs, as well as stuffed animal toys for the displaced children. A family of four adults and two children received help with emergency housing, food and baby needs, as well as stuffed animal toys for the displaced children. Red Cross volunteers Beth Anderson, Tamlyn Campanelli and Maureen Gaherty 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.