Tuesday, July 6, 2004
Director of Communications
(401) 831-7700 x101
RI Red Cross assisting 4 North Kingstown
residents displaced by fire
RI Red Cross volunteers are assisting 4 residents - 2 adults and 2 children - displaced by a fire early
yesterday evening at Crossroads Apartments, 54 Navy Drive in North Kingstown. The family was staying with relatives and was provided with food and shelter assistance.
This was the second fire in North Kingstown over the holiday weekend. On Friday
morning, shortly after the violent thunderstorms, volunteers were called to 88 Hornet Road in North Kingstown to assist a family of 4 who were displaced due to a
house fire caused by a lightning strike. Two adults and two children received food, clothing and shelter assistance from the RI Red Cross. Volunteers worked to find a
pet-friendly hotel to accommodate the needs of this family who had several pets.
Also on Friday, volunteers provided assistance to two families at a triple-decker
house fire at 739 Harris Avenue in Providence. Four adults and 5 children required clothing and food assistance from the RI Red Cross. They were staying with family.
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.