Red Cross Helps Seven People After Fires in New Britain and Norwalk

The Red Cross is helping with a range of emergency needs.

FARMINGTON, CONN., August 28, 2014 – The American Red Cross is helping seven people in three families after fires in New Britain and Norwalk.

In New Britain, the Red Cross is helping one person with emergency housing, food and clothing needs after a fire today on Acton Street. Red Cross team member Patricia Calcinari assisted the resident with emergency needs.

In Norwalk, the Red Cross is helping six people – five adults and one child in two families after a fire today on Riverside Avenue. A family of four adults received help with emergency housing, food and clothing needs. A family of one adult and one child received help with emergency food and clothing needs. Red Cross volunteers Mark Rozelle and Stephen Henderson responded to assist the families.

In the case of both fires, the Red Cross is also providing comfort kits containing personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant, shaving supplies and other items a resident might not have been able to gather in the rush to escape the fire.


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