Updated: Sunday, 01 Jul 2012, 12:40 PM EDT
Published : Sunday, 01 Jul 2012, 12:40 PM EDT
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- A Saturday night fire left 12 people without a home, but the Red Cross is now providing help.
Firefighters arrived at 48 Platt Street shortly after 7:30 p.m. Saturday, to respond to a house fire. The two and a half story wood building was up in smoke, but firefighters had the fire under control by 8 p.m.
The Red Cross is providing help with emergency housing, food and clothing needs for 12 people, six adults and six children, who were displaced by the fire.
They are also providing comfort kits, containing age and gender appropriate personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant, shaving supplies and other items a family might not have been able to gather in the rush to escape the fire. Children's kits include a stuffed toy.
American Red Cross disaster assistance is free of charge, a gift made possible by generous donations and the work of volunteers.
For more information about the Red Cross and how you can help, visit www.ctredcross.org