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.