The American Red Cross is helping eight people after they were displaced from their homes by a multi-family fire Friday night on Indian Neck Road in Branford. The American Red Cross is providing temporary lodging and financial assistance for emergency clothing and food needs.
Additional people were residents of the building, but were not home at the time of the fire. If they require assistance, the Red Cross will be available to help with their recovery 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.