Red Cross provides for a family after Portsmouth house fire

© Portsmouth Fire Department

Haley Costello        

The American Red Cross has stepped in to help a family after a fire Tuesday at their Portsmouth home.

The Red Cross is providing the two adults with necessities, such as food, clothing, and household items. They also supplied the couple with a comfort kit full of items they may not have been able to grab when escaping the house.

This assistance given by the American Red Cross is a free of charge gift to families suffering from disasters. Donation opportunities and information about the program can be found at

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