Red Cross responds to help families following Meadow St. fire

The American Red Cross is helping nine adults in eight families after a fire early Friday morning on Meadow Street in Bristol.

 The Red Cross is providing the residents help with emergency housing, food and clothing needs.

 Red Cross volunteers Karl Kuhn, Joe Gavagni, Ed Wadowski, Virginia Brezza, Jose Vargas and Sandra Sorel-LeDuc responded to assist the residents.

The Red Cross is also providing comfort kits containing personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant, shaving supplies and other items a resident might not have been able to gather in the rush to escape the fire. Also provided was an envelope of information helpful to families recovering from a fire, including tips on cleanup; notification of important contacts; dealing with damaged items and more.