BRIDGEPORT, CT – The American Red Cross is helping two families – five adults– no children after a fire today on Stratford Avenue, Bridgeport. The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the families’ immediate needs.Responders included: Ivette Ruiz and Frank Casella.
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 the commitment of our volunteers.
For more information about the Red Cross visit redcross.org and for information on our home fire preparedness campaign visit: http://www.redcross.org/local/ri/schedule-a-visitor call 1-877-287-3327 and press option 1.