Friday, December 5, 2003
Director of Communications
(401) 831-7700 x101
RI Red Cross assisting Providence residents
displaced by afternoon fire -- Volunteers respond to 4th incident in three days
American Red Cross of Rhode Island volunteers responded to a fire at Friday afternoon at a single
family residence at 314 Willard Avenue in Providence. A total of nine people were displaced – 4 adults and 5 children. The RI Red Cross is assisting the family with food, clothing, and shelter.
Friday morning's fire was the latest in a string of incidents since Wednesday. On
Thursday afternoon, volunteers responded to 8 Richard Street in Hope, RI, where two adults lost their home to fire and were in need of food and clothing assistance.
On Wednesday afternoon, 2 adults and 4 children were displaced from their home at
171 Wendell Road in Warwick due to a burst pipe. They were in need of food and shelter assistance from the RI Red Cross.
Earlier on Wednesday, volunteers responded to a fire at 19 & 21 Fox Trot Drive in
Charlestown, where 4 adults and 2 children were left homeless due to fire. The RI Red Cross assisted them with food, clothing and shelter assistance.
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.