THOMASTON — After a fire on High Street Ext., the American Red Cross is helping the family of four adults and one child. The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the family’s immediate needs.

Responders included Gabe Gillotti, Michelle Barnett and Amy Thomas.

The Red Cross is also providing comfort kits including personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant, shaving supplies and other items a resident might need when suddenly displaced from their home by a fire.

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

Those affected will connect with Red Cross case workers in the coming days to work on a longer-term recovery plan. The Red Cross is able to provide assistance through the generosity of donors and the commitment of volunteers.

Those seeking additional information may visit redcross.org, redcross.org/ct/schedule-a-visit or call 1-877-287-3327. 

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