Friday, March 29, 2002
Director of Communications
(401) 831-7700 x101
Red Cross Assisting Victim of Morning Fire in
The American Red Cross of Rhode Island is providing meals and clothing for the victim of a house fire this
morning in Johnston. One adult was evacuated from 43 North Fairview Street earlier today.
The victim is staying with relatives.
This is the 38th fire the Rhode Island Red Cross 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.