The American Red Cross is helping 15 people after weekend fires in Bethel and New Haven.
On Friday, two adults and one child were displaced after a fire on Granite Drive in Bethel. The Red Cross provided the family with help for emergency housing, food and clothing needs.
Twelve people – seven adults and five children in three families – were displaced by a fire Saturday on Edgewood Avenue in New Haven. The Red Cross provided emergency housing, food and clothing needs. Blankets were provided to the displaced families while they remained at the scene, due to the cold, wet weather.
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.