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ROBIN ERICKSON
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Monday, February 23, 2004
RI Red Cross assisting families displaced by two weekend fires

On Sunday afternoon, RI Red Cross volunteers were called to the scene of a single family house fire at 18 Old Warwick Avenue in Warwick. The family consisted of 4 adults and 3 children and required emergency food, clothing and shelter from the RI Red Cross. Ironically, volunteers were at a special service honoring first responders to The Station Fire when they were called to the scene of this fire.

On Saturday afternoon, volunteers responded a fire at an apartment complex at 375 Sunset Avenue in North Providence. The unit consisted of 12 apartments and 11 were occupied.  Some opted to stay with family and 5 adults required food and shelter assistance from the RI Red Cross. 

The Red Cross of Rhode Island typically spends $1,000 per family of four that it assists. All Red Cross assistance is free, thanks to contributions from individuals and organizations. The Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on private donations to provide emergency assistance to Rhode Islanders in crisis.

Visit www.riredcross.org for more information and to find out how you can help.

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