American Red Cross helping 11 after Providence fire


PROVIDENCE, RI (November 11, 2016) – The American Red Cross is helping eleven people
in three families after a fire today on Curtis Street, Providence.

* Family 1 has one adult, three children
* Family 2 has two adults, three children
* Family 3 has one adult, one child

The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the families’ immediate needs. Responders
included: Mellissa Shires, Bob Foti, and Leticia Caro.

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

Those affected will meet 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 and for information on our home fire
preparedness campaign visit: or
call 1-877-287-3327 and press option 1.