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American Red Cross Helping Five People After New Haven Fire
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Paul Shipman
January 14, 2012
The American Red Cross is helping a family of five – two adults and three children – after a fire on State Street in New Haven. The Red Cross is providing temporary lodging and financial assistance for emergency clothing and food needs. Occupants of a second unit were not home at the time of the fire. Assistance will be provided when the Red Cross is able to contact the residents, said American Red Cross spokesperson Paul Shipman.

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.