Monday, October 27, 2003
Director of Communications
(401) 831-7700 x101
RI Red Cross providing assistance to residents
displaced by weekend fires
It was a busy weekend for American Red Cross of Rhode Island volunteers. They responded to five
fires and provided assistance to fifteen people.
- On Friday evening, volunteers responded to a fire at 89 Wilson Avenue in Providence. Two families were involved but
neither required Red Cross assistance.
- Early Saturday evening, 3 families were displaced by a fire at 110 Holden
Street in Providence. Four adults received food and shelter assistance from the RI Red Cross.
- On Saturday evening at 9:45pm, Red Cross volunteers responded to a fire at
189 Waterman Street in Providence. Two families were affected but neither was in need of assistance.
- Late Saturday evening, 2 families were burned out of their home at 109 Ohio
Avenue in Providence. Three adults and three children required food, shelter and clothing assistance from RI Red Cross volunteers.
- On Sunday, three families suffered a fire at 91 Power Road in Providence. RI
Red Cross volunteers were on scene and provided food and shelter assistance to four adults and one child.
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.