The American Red Cross is helping a family of five – three adults and two children – after they were displaced from their home by a fire earlier today on Fairfield Avenue in Stamford. The Red Cross is providing temporary lodging and financial assistance for emergency clothing and food needs.
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 coloring supplies and a stuffed toy.
The comfort kits are assembled and donated by Clean Sweep Restoration Services of New England, LLC, an emergency clean-up and restoration services company located in Wallingford, Connecticut. Clean Sweep has been building and donating kits to the Red Cross in Connecticut for nearly a year, making them available for the Red Cross to use in the nearly 400 fires it responds to each year.
American Red Cross disaster assistance is free of charge, a gift made possible by generous donations and the work of volunteers.