American Red Cross aids five after Watertown fire

WATERTOWN, NY – Volunteers from the North Country Chapter of the American Red Cross provided immediate emergency aid to five people after a fire on South Hycliff Drive on Saturday morning, Feb. 1, in Watertown (Jefferson County).

The Red Cross provided financial assistance for necessities such as shelter, food and clothing to two adults and three children, ages 16, 5, and 1. Volunteers also offered emotional support and 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.