American Red Cross helping 11 after Fires in Central Falls and Cumberland

 American Red Cross helping 11 after Fires in Central Falls and Cumberland

The American Red Cross is helping eleven people after two separate fires today in Central Falls and Cumberland.

The Red Cross is helping:

  • Five families – seven adults – two children– after a fire this morning  on Cross Street, Central Falls
  • Two families – two adults – after a fire today on Gould Street, Cumberland

In each instance, the Red Cross provided assistance to meet the families’ immediate needs. Responders included: Jamie Lynch, Bob Partington, Mike Bynum, Amy Rodenbaugh, Beth Healey, and David Healey.

The Red Cross also provided a recovery envelope containing information helpful to families recovering from a fire, including tips on cleanup; notification of important contacts; dealing with damaged items and more. The Red Cross is also providing comfort kits containing personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant; shaving supplies and other items a resident might need when suddenly displaced from their home by a fire.

Red Cross caseworkers will connect with those affected in the coming days to work on a longer-term recovery plan. The Red Cross is able to provide assistance through the generosity of our donors and the commitment of our volunteers.

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