Red Cross Now Helping 75 People After Monday Flooding in Cranston

More residents of flooded apartments getting help from the Red Cross.

CRANSTON, R.I., SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 – The American Red Cross is now helping 75 people in 29 families after Monday flooding displaced the residents of an apartment complex on Oaklawn Avenue in Cranston.

Today, the Red Cross met with 13 additional families, consisting of 21 adults and four children. Two families totaling two adults received assistance for clothing and food needs. Twenty-three people – 19 adults and four children – were provided assistance with emergency food needs.

All the families assisted today, as well as the 16 families totaling 50 people assisted yesterday, were provided today with funds to purchase storage bins for personal effects they could retrieve from their homes.

“The Red Cross continues to work with families to assist them at this difficult time,” said Red Cross spokesperson Paul Shipman.

Shipman said the Red Cross would provide another update on Wednesday.

American Red Cross disaster assistance is free of charge, a gift made possible by generous donations and the work of volunteers.