WHAT'S HAPPENING

Approximately 28 families were recently displaced due to an arson starting a fire at the Paynesville Apartment Complex. Although there has been some assistance by the Red Cross, the Paynesville Community Center and Tri Cap, so much more is needed. Many of those displaced are children, and lost all of their clothing, toys and other belongings, walking out with only the pajamas they were wearing.

I'm so thankful that no lives were lost; but I'm reaching out hoping that you can help. I recently was speaking with one of the victims of the fire, and it was devestating to her. She lost everything she had in that fire, along with all the other people. After speaking with her, she informed me that many of the families still have to place to live. What was even more terrifying, is that no alarms went off, and none of the residents are receiving their deposits back, which could come in handy in such a tragedy as this.

WHAT'S NEEDED

Specific needs:

  • Adult shoes and clothing
  • Linens
  • Toiletries
  • Diapers
  • Laundry Detergent, Cooking utensils, dish soap, can openers
  • Paper goods
  • Furniture
  • Toys
  • Housing Assistance- Especially for a family of five that has no pets.

DROP OFF LOCATIONS & CONTACT INFORMATION 

For drop off locations, please contact Heather Smith with UCP of Central MN at 320.253.0765.  In addition to the needed items for the victims, UCP is also in need of used medical equipment for the disabled.

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If you have toys, clothing, linens, toiletries, diapers, shoes; feel free to drop them off at our studios and we will deliver them for you.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FIRE

Read the original news story posted by WJON by clicking HERE.

For the most recent information about the arsonist, click HERE.

DO YOU HAVE A LOCAL 411?  

If you need more information about this story, or if you know of an individual, family, or group in need, please reach out. Contact Kelly Cordes : kelly@mix949.com.