Red Cross collecting for residents affected by Glasgow-area apartment fire

    The Red Cross is collecting adult-size clothing following a fire that destroyed several units of a Glasgow-area apartment complex this week. Donations collected today by 4 p.m. will be delivered to displaced residents.

     

    Following a report from NewsWorks staff in Delaware about a fire that destroyed several units of a Glasgow-area apartment complex Wednesday, a reader asked how she could help displaced residents.

     

    WHYY’s Mark Eichmann checked with the Red Cross. They say items are being accepted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Bear-Glasgow YMCA on Route 40.

    They are collecting personal items including clothing for both men and women. The donations are to be delivered to the apartment complex this afternoon.

    State Rep. Earl Jaques also sent out this letter to area residents:

    I’m sure many of you have heard about the devastating fire that left dozens homeless at Fox Run Apartments Wednesday. Eighteen apartments were damaged by the blaze, but thankfully no one was seriously hurt.

    However, many of those families lost their clothes and their possessions in the fire. The American Red Cross assisted 45 people (38 adults and seven children). The families had a safe place to stay so the Red Cross provided them with groceries and comfort kits (various toiletries).

    Donations are being accepted today to help those families. If you have any personal items or gently used male and female clothing, please drop them off today between 9am and 4pm at the Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA. The Y is located at 351 George Williams Way, Newark. Monetary donations are not being accepted.

    Also, if you would like to help the Red Cross continue its efforts helping those in need, please visit www.redcross.org or call (800) RED-CROSS.

    As always, if you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at my office at (302) 577-8476 or atearl.jaques@state.de.us.

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