Your neighbors in Bridgeport need your help.
Nearly 250 homes were damaged or destroyed as a result of the tornado and windstorm that struck Bridgeport, Fairfield and Stratford on Thursday, June 24. Bridgeport was hardest hit, with 194 housing units affected. The Connecticut Chapter was on the scene within 30 minutes of the tornado’s touch-down last Thursday and we continue working in Bridgeport to assist those affected.
We have operated shelters, distributed ice and served nearly 4,500 meals and snacks. We have assisted 469 people with emotional support, information, referrals to other agencies and with financial assistance for emergency food, clothing and household needs.
Please support our efforts now for disaster victims in Bridgeport. Donate Now!
If you prefer to mail a check, please make it payable to the American Red Cross Connecticut Chapter and send it to the American Red Cross Connecticut Chapter at 158 Brooklawn Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604.
We continue to operate a service center where families can seek assistance and information. Through Wednesday night, we have served 500 clients. And we are sending case workers into neighborhoods in the city to make sure that we are meeting the needs of everyone affected by this damaging tornado. Part of that neighborhood outreach has included door-to-door visits, damage assessment to help determine community needs and distribution of water and snacks to people engaged in the hard work of cleaning up. We are planning to continue mobile outreach in the coming weekend.
These, and other victims of disaster, are able to count on the Red Cross when help is needed the most. However, our humanitarian work just isn’t possible without public support.
As a 501-c3, non-governmental agency, the Red Cross relies on voluntary donations from caring community friends like you. Your generosity through a simple click can change the life of your neighbor now and when the next disaster strikes.
We are grateful for whatever you can contribute. Every contribution will help to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.