American Red Cross helping 14 after fires in Richmond, Bristol and Pascoag

PROVIDENCE, RI (December 28, 2017) – The American Red Cross is helping 14 people
after three separate fires yesterday in Richmond, Bristol and Pascoag.

The Red Cross is helping:

* One family – 2 adults – 2 children after a fire yesterday on Carolina
Nooseneck Road, Richmond
* Two families – 2 adults after a fire yesterday on State Street, Bristol
* Two families – 5 adults – 3 children after a fire yesterday on Sayles Avenue,
Pascoag

In each instance, the Red Cross provided assistance to meet the families’ immediate
needs. Responders included: Melissa Shires, Steve Carr, Jim Boardman, Bob Foti,
Bernard Zettl Devin Lilley and Beth Bradbury.

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 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 the 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.