The American Red Cross is helping four people after two separate fires today in Newtown and Bridgeport.
The Red Cross is helping:
- One family – three adults after a fire today on Wedgewood Court, Newtown
- One family – one adult –after a fire today on Sanford Place, Bridgeport
In each instance, the Red Cross provided assistance to meet the families’ immediate needs. Responders included: Joe Cozza, Amy Thomas, Mark Rozelle and Victoria Cao.
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.