Two families (eight adults and 2 children) in Bridgeport were burned out their home on Thursday, July 8th. The families were neighbors of Holy Ghost Church in Bridgeport.
The Red Cross normally puts families up for one night in a hotel, but after that families are usually on their own.
To assist these families, Holy Ghost is collecting donations from their parish community. As part of our charity tray this month, St. George will collect donations the next two Sundays (July 18th & 25th) to forward to Holy Ghost for help to these families. Additionally, St. George made a donation last week to Holy Ghost to combine with their own collections.
A copy of a CT Post article can be found below.
Thank you for your generosity!
10 displaced by Bridgeport blaze
July 8, 2021Updated: July 8, 2021 2:49 p.m.
Firefighters responded to a Pearl Street residence in Bridgeport, Conn., shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday, July 8, 2021, and found a working fire.
Tara O’Neill / Hearst Connecticut Media
BRIDGEPORT — Ten people were displaced after a blaze that was quickly extinguished by city firefighters Thursday.
Fire units were dispatched to the 200 block of Pearl Street shortly before 1 p.m. for a reported structure fire.
Within minutes, firefighters at the scene said there was heavy fire from the front porch that had extended to the house, bringing flames to the first and second floors.
The fire started in the area of trash bins on the exterior of the building and slightly spread to the interior, according to Scott Appleby, the city’s director of emergency communications and emergency management.
He said one occupant was treated by medics for smoke inhalation.
Appleby confirmed around 1:10 p.m. that the bulk of the fire had been knocked down. The recall, sending units back to service, was relayed soon after.
The Red Cross was requested to respond for eight adults and two children displaced by the fire.