PROVIDENCE, RI. (March 28th, 2019) – The American Red Cross is helping three families – seven adults – five children after a fire yesterday on Sumter Street, Providence. The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the families’ immediate needs. Responders included: Bob Partington, Lee Ann Freitas and Phil Stocking. 

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. In addition, a recovery envelope containing information helpful to families recovering from a fire, including tips on cleanup; notification of important contacts; dealing with damaged items and more was provided. 

Those affected will connect with Red Cross caseworkers in the coming days to work on a longer-term recovery plan. The Red Cross is able to provide assistance through the generosity of our donors and the commitment of our volunteers