The American Red Cross is helping 16 after a fire Thursday in West Warwick
PROVIDENCE, RI (April 28, 2022) – The American Red Cross is helping six families – 12 adults – four children after a fire today on Andrews Ave., West Warwick. The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the families’ immediate needs. Responders included: Thomas Perrin, Peter Prowe, Jerrold Blitefield, Kristin Ulmschneider, Nicole Brouillette and Susan Henson.
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.
Those affected will connect with Red Cross caseworkers 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 commitment of our volunteers.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or follow us on Twitter at @RIRedCross.