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Red Cross Responds to Five Brooklyn Emergences After Fires Dot New York

The American Red Cross in Greater New York assisted 31 Brooklynites in the past week
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The American Red Cross in Greater New York assisted 228 people after 20 fire emergencies took place across the five boroughs between July 1 and July 8, including five fire emergencies in Brooklyn. In each instance, the Red Cross Greater New York Disaster Action Team provided emergency assistance, including temporary lodging or financial assistance, to meet the families’ immediate needs.

The Red Cross responded to more than 30 people affected by five emergencies in Brooklyn including two households (six individuals) after a fire on Brighton 12th Street on July 2; a household (three individuals) after a fire on Cozine Avenue on July 3; a household (three individuals) after a fire on Christopher Avenue on July 4; a household (three individuals) after a fire on East 94th Street on July 5; and five households (16 individuals) after a fire on East 5th Street on July 6. 

During this same week, the Red Cross responded to help 140 people affected by seven fire emergencies in the Bronx; four people affected by a fire emergency in Manhattan; 48 people affected by six fire emergencies in Queens; and five people affected by a fire emergency on Staten Island. 

The Red Cross provides information packets regarding recovery resources and guidance, cleanup kits, comfort kits with personal care items, snacks, waters, and other items as needed. Any persons impacted by these disasters who need recovery assistance and have not already connected with Red Cross services should contact 1-877-RED CROSS (1-877-733-2767).