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ROBIN ERICKSON
Director of Communications

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003
American Red Cross responds to two fires Tuesday evening

Rhode Island Red Cross volunteers were busy Tuesday evening with two separate fires in Pawtucket and Providence.  Volunteers arrived on scene at a fire-damaged single family residence at 23 McCuster Court in Pawtucket at 8:30 pm Tuesday evening. Two adults and 3 children are receiving lodging and meals from The Red Cross.

Several hours later, at 3:00 am, RI Red Cross volunteers responded to a fire at 86 Grove Street in Providence, where 2 families had been burned out of their home.  A total of 15 people 10 adults and 5 children were affected. The Red Cross is providing food, clothing and shelter to the families. 

The Red Cross 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.

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