PROVIDENCE, RI (April 20, 2023) – The American Red Cross is helping one family – one adult after a fire today on Silver Spring Street, Providence. The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the family’s immediate needs. Responders included: Doug Wood, Robert Partington, John Begina and Chelyn Park.
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 lifesaving skills; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization depending on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or