The American Red Cross is helping four people after a fire Sunday in Smithfield

SMITHFIELD, RI (March 22, 2019) – The American Red Cross is helping one family – four adults– no children after a fire today on Walnut Lane, Smithfield. The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the family’s immediate needs. Responders included: Jamie Lynch, Steven Pechie, Serge Mckenna and Amy Rodenbaugh.

The Red Cross is also providing comfort kits containing personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant; shaving supplies and other items a resident might need when suddenly displaced from their home by a 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.