Harrisville, R.I. (February 8, 2024) – The American Red Cross in Rhode Island is helping 1 family - 3 adults - after a fire yesterday on Buxton Street, Harrisville. The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the family's immediate needs. Responders included: Ginger Flynn and Kathy Wong. 


Red Cross volunteers distributed comfort kits containing personal care supplies such as toothbrush, deodorant, shampoo and other items a resident might need when suddenly displaced from their home by a fire. Additionally, the Red Cross provided a recovery envelope containing information helpful to families recovering from a fire, including tips on cleanup, notification of important contacts, handling damaged items and more.

Red Cross caseworkers will connect with those affected in the coming days to develop a longer-term recovery plan. The Red Cross is able to provide assistance through the generosity of our donors and the dedication of our volunteers.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or follow us on social media.