Monday, June 23, 2003
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Red Cross Answers the Call in Warwick Sunday
Night -- Over a Dozen Rhode Islanders Receive Assistance over Busy Weekend
Ending one of its busiest weekends in recent months, American Red Cross of Rhode Island
volunteers were called to their fifth incident late last night in Warwick.
One family --- two adults and two children --- were evacuated from 190 Tinnery Street in Warwick, following a fire.
The Red Cross is providing the family with hotel accommodations and food.
Late Friday evening, the Red Cross was called to a high-rise building in Providence to assist following a power outage.
Saturday evening's lightning strikes caused three fires, two in Providence and one
in North Kingstown. The Red Cross provided all the families with emergency lodging and meals.
"At the Red Cross, we typically think of winter as our busiest time of year," Nick
Logothets, Director of Emergency Services, said. "But any dramatic weather --- like we saw this weekend --- can keep our volunteers busy and cost the Red Cross a significant amount to care for the families affected."
All Red Cross assistance is provided free of charge. To make a donation to the American Red Cross, visit www.riredcross.org or call 1.800.842.1122 today.