CUMBERLAND, RI (August 14, 2016) – The American Red Cross is helping 1 family, 4
adults, 2 children after a fire yesterday on Owens Dr., Cumberland, RI. The Red
Cross provided assistance to meet the family’s immediate needs. Responders included:
Bob Foti and Devin Lillay.
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.