American Red Cross helping 21 after two Pawtucket fires this weekend

PAWTUCKET, RI (November 13, 2016) – The American Red Cross is helping 21 people
after two Pawtucket fires this weekend.

The Red Cross is helping:

Two families – three adults – five children after a fire Friday evening on Hanover
Avenue, Pawtucket..

Four families – eight adults – five children after a fire yesterday on East Street,
Pawtucket.

In both events, the Red Cross provided assistance to meet the families’ immediate
needs. Responders included: Bob Foti, Melissa Shires and Stephen Carr.

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 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.