American Red Cross Helping 12 After Weekend Fires in East Hartford, Killingly

The American Red Cross is helping 12 people after fires Friday in East Hartford and Saturday in Killingly.

In East Hartford, the Red Cross is helping a family of eight – two adults and six children – with emergency housing and food needs after a Friday fire on Burnside Avenue.

The Red Cross is helping a family of two adults and two children with emergency housing and food needs after a Saturday fire on Cove Street in Killingly.

The Red Cross is also providing comfort kits, containing age and gender appropriate personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant, shaving supplies and other items a family might not have been able to gather in the rush to escape the fire.  Children’s kits include a stuffed toy. 

American Red Cross disaster assistance is free of charge, a gift made possible by generous donations and the work of volunteers.  For more information about the Red Cross and how you can help, visit www.redcross.org.

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