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Local News: American Red Cross Aids Seven After Utica Fire

UTICA, NY (MAY 16, 2022)—Volunteers from the Central & Northern New York Chapter of the American Red Cross provided immediate emergency aid to seven people after a fire Monday on Roberts Street in Utica, Oneida County. 

The Red Cross provided financial assistance for necessities such as shelter, food, and clothing to four adults and three children, ages 1, 4, and 7, in two households. Volunteers also offered health services and comfort kits containing personal care items, as well as stuffed animals for the children. One resident is eligible for Veterans’ services. 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.


The Red Cross relies on the generosity of local donors to help families prepare, respond and recover from disasters in Central & Northern New York. Please visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to donate to Disaster Relief and help people affected by disasters big and small.

You can also help by volunteering with the Red Cross and responding to home fires and other disasters in your community. Browse current volunteer opportunities now at

Mark Ziobro
Mark Ziobro
Mark is the current Managing Editor for The Utica Phoenix, and a Central New York Native.

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