Tuesday, June 4, 2002
Director of Communications
(401) 831-7700 x101
Red Cross Assisting Victim Released from
Hospital Following Monday Morning Fire in Pawtucket
The American Red Cross of Rhode Island was called to the hospital today to provide assistance to the
victim of a weekend apartment fire at 10 Goff Avenue, Pawtucket.
The victim --- one adult --- was transported to the hospital after escaping the fire early Monday morning. He was released this afternoon.
Red Cross volunteers provided the victim with hotel lodging, meals and a clothing voucher.
This is the 68th fire the Red Cross has responded to in 2002.
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.
If you would like to make a financial contribution to assist local fire victims, call the Red Cross of Rhode Island at 401.831.7700 today.