Thursday, 10:24 AM
By Globe Staff
The American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay has been helping victims of the Everett fire today by serving meals and handing out blankets. For the children who were forced to leave their homes in the middle of the freezing night, there were also comforting teddy bears, said Amelia Aubourg, a Red Cross spokeswoman.
The city's mayor and Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray have also pledged to work with the Red Cross to help the dozen families displaced from their homes.
Aubourg said this evening that the organization would help nine families with temporary lodging for the next couple of nights.
The Red Cross has set up a fund for people who want to help the fire victims. For more information, call 800-564-1234.
The city also announced tonight that a relief fund had been set up at a local bank. The donations can be sent to: Main Street Fire Relief Fund c/o Eagle Bank, 466 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149.
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