American Red Cross helping seven after Central Falls fire

CENTRAL FALLS, RI (January 2, 2017) – The American Red Cross is helping one family
– two adults – five children after a fire yesterday on Washington Street, Central
Falls. The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the family’s immediate needs.
Responders included: Bob Foti, Melissa Shires and Salvatore Covais.

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.