The American Red Cross is helping 11 people after two fires yesterday in Norwalk and Sterling. On Saturday, Red Cross volunteers responded to six home fires and provided immediate assistance to at least 19 people across the state.
- Five families – five adults after a fire today on N. Water Street, Norwalk
- Three families – five adults – one child after a fire today on Grove Street, Sterling
In each instance, the Red Cross provided assistance to meet the families’ immediate needs. Responders included: Carolyn Breckel, Liz Griffith, Mark Rozelle, Carolyn Breckel, Doug Lee and Patti McNally.
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.