The American Red Cross is helping 16 after a fire Thursday in West Warwick

 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 or, or follow us on Twitter at @RIRedCross.


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