American Red Cross aids nine after Watertown fire

WATERTOWN, NY (August 30, 2018) – Volunteers from the North Country Chapter of the American Red Cross provided immediate emergency aid to nine people after a multi-family fire Wednesday night at 325 Coffeen Street in Watertown.

The Red Cross provided financial assistance for necessities such as shelter, food and clothing to six adults and three children, ages 5, 10 and 12. Volunteers also offered emotional support, comfort kits containing personal care items, and stuffed animals for the children. In the coming days, Red Cross staff and volunteers will remain available to help those affected by the fire as they navigate the road to recovery.

HOW TO HELP

The Red Cross relies on the generosity of local donors to help families prepare, respond and recover from disasters in the North Country. Please visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to donate to Disaster Relief and help people affected by disasters big and small.

You can also help by volunteering with the Red Cross and responding to home fires and other disasters in your community. Browse current volunteer opportunities now at redcross.org/volunteer.