American Red Cross Helping Two Families After Fire in East Providence

PROVIDENCE, RI  (December 31, 2018) – The American Red Cross is helping two families – two adults after a fire today on Goldsmith Ave, East Providence. The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the families’ immediate needs. Responders included: Bob Foti, Bob Partington and LeeAnn Zettl.


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 connect 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 and for information on our home fire preparedness campaign visit: or call 1-877-287-3327 and press option 1.