JOHNSTON, RI  – The American Red Cross is helping one family – five adults – no children after a fire today on Finne Road, Johnston. The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the family’simmediate needs. Responders included: Peter Prowe, Christopher Caldwell and Bob Foti.

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 commitment of our volunteers.For more information about the Red Cross visit redcross.org and for information on our home fire preparedness campaign visit: http://www.redcross.org/local/ri/schedule-a-visit or call 1-877-287-3327 and press option 1.