Windsor Green fire donations being sold for cash to help victims
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 20:52:04 GMT —
The 50,000 square foot facility at the X Sports Complex is currently holding a garage sale to help turn the influx of Windsor Green fire donations to cash for the victims.
Money is now the main concern for the 189 people who were displaced after the March 16th fire and fundraising organizers are working to sell some of the donations to gather cash to distribute.
Members of the community, like Ron Jon's owner Nicole Coulliard started collecting donations the moment she heard of the fire.
"I've seen the progress of them from day one just being in complete shock...to now they're getting there life back in order," Coulliard said.
While all of the donations have been graciously accepted, what those who lost everything truly need right now is money.
"A lot of them are still in temporary housing and that's why we're trying to get money for them."
Items like TVs, toys, and shoes are available to buy. There will even be face painting and dancing while you shop.
"It's hard when you lose everything to start over. It's nice that the community got together to put this on"
"I wish I had that when it happened to my family. We had a great neighborhood, but I saw what my parents went through and not knowing what the next step was or where to even begin," said Della Viens, a shopper.
The garage sale started Friday but will be open Saturday as well from 9 a.m. To 3 p.m.
Lowe's Foods donated Easter dinner to all of the families, and non-perishable food items are still being collected.