American Red Cross helping seven people after Providence, RI fire

PROVIDENCE, RI (August 13, 2016) – The American Red Cross is helping 1 Family (2
adults — 3 Children) after a fire yesterday on Rugby St. in Providence, RI. The
Red Cross provided assistance to meet the families’ immediate needs. Responders
included: Steven Carr and Norman Desautel III.

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.