Red Cross to help Ridgefield family after fire on Friday

Firefighters responded to a garage fire at 12 Lakeside Drive Ext. in Ridgefield on May 3, 2019.

The American Red Cross is helping a Ridgefield family — three adults and one child — after a fire Friday on Lakeside Drive.

The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the family’s immediate needs. Responders included: Leo Moerkens, Mark Smith and Gabe Gillotti.

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.

Those affected will connect with Red Cross caseworkers 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 the commitment of our volunteers.

For more information about the Red Cross visit redcross.org and for information on our home fire preparedness campaign visit: http://www.redcross.org/ct/schedule-a-visit or call 1-877-287-3327 and press option 1.

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