Tuesday, March 19, 2002
Director of Communications
(401) 831-7700 x101
American Red Cross Responds to Afternoon Fire
American Red Cross disaster volunteers were dispatched to a fire this afternoon at 40 Florida Street in Woonsocket.
The Red Cross is providing emergency shelter and meals for one adult victim.
This is the 35th fire the American Red Cross of Rhode Island has responded to this year.
In 2001, the American Red Cross of Rhode Island assisted 379 Rhode Island families,
who were victims of fires, spending over $200,000.00 in emergency services.
The Red Cross typically spends $1,000 per family of four it assists. All Red Cross
assistance is free. The Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on private donations to provide emergency assistance to Rhode Islanders in crisis.