Lynnview fire victims starting to rebuild their lives

Two weeks after a fire destroyed the Lynnview Apartments, more than 30 families that were displaced are starting to rebuild their lives.

The Red Cross says the temporary shelter at Trinity Lutheran Church closed last week and all of the families have found new homes. And a 9-year-old girl is working hard to replace the personal belongings that were lost in the fire.

Chloe Broussard started a Facebook page to help collect donated clothes and household goods for the victims. Her mom says the response was incredible.

“We received an overwhelming response from the community. We did distribute approximately five truckloads of household goods last Sunday to families, then again today we had about 13 families come here to our house to collect more,” Karen Broussard told me over the weekend.

She says they’ll have a garage sale to sell the remaining donated items. “Proceeds will go to the families along with previous collected funds already deposited in the Wells Fargo account that has been established,” she added.

Karen says they’ll be making a list of items that are still needed.

Meanwhile, others in the community are stepping up to help. The Red Onion in Mountlake Terrace collected money and goods for the families. They even donated half of their sales over two days to the fire fund.

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