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WOONSOCKET, RI  (October 27, 2017) – The American Red Cross is helping three families – ten adults – four children after a fire yesterday on Paradis Ave, Woonsocket. The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the families’ immediate needs. Responders included: Amy Rodenbaugh, Amy Lynch, and Dave Laforest.


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. In addition, a recovery envelope containing information helpful to families recovering from a fire, including tips on cleanup; notification of important contacts; dealing with damaged items and more was provided. 


Red Cross caseworkers will follow up with those affected in the coming days to work on a longer-term recovery plan. The Red Cross is able to provide assistance through the generosity of our donors and commitment of our volunteers.


For more information about the Red Cross visit and for information on our home fire preparedness campaign visit: or call 1-877-287-3327 and press option 1.