Help is still needed for the more than 30 families that are now homeless as a result of Monday’s fire at the Lynnview Apartments.
The families are staying at a temporary shelter at Trinity Lutheran Church at 6215 196th Street SW.
Earlier the Red Cross asked that donations of household items be held until the families are in new apartments, but now they’re accepting clothing donations at The Family Center of Lynnwood at 6330 195th Street SW.
They’re also in need of cash donations.
“We purchase food, water, prescription replacements, etc., so money better serves the multitude,” Red Cross spokesperson Connie Lewis told us. “Plus we also had two fires over the weekend, in Arlington and in Everett with several families and one fatality involved, so donations are always needed.”
Monetary donations can be made online.
Thanks for posting this!
I lived in the Lynnview building that did NOT catch fire. I am counting my blessings often lately. We moved out the day after the fire. Luckily for us, we had somewhere to go. These poor people have nothing at all. My heart aches for them. I am also so sad for the people in the remaining building. The rumors have started flying whether or not the owners (who never did any kind of upkeep on the buildings) would bother to keep tthe remaining building, hence why we packed up & vacated before our move was put on a deadline to demolition.
I cannot express my extreme disappointment that this building was grandfathered in, knowing the risk it held without any sprinkler systems, fire-walls, & inadequate space/access to hydrants.
I would also like to thank the firefighters, police, medics, Red Cross, & neighbors who fought long & hard thru the night to get it under control, keep the residents safe & offered a helping hand or even just friendly words of encouragement.
I spoke with the Exec. Director of the Family Support Center 8/12/2010 pm, they are swamped and cannot take any more donations.
Thanks Lisa !
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