How you can help the families who lost “almost everything” in a Sunday night fire

How you can help the families who lost “almost everything” in a Sunday night fire

You can do something good today and help people in Janesville who lost ‘almost everything’ in Sunday night’s fire at a 12-unit apartment complex on Holiday Drive.

Janesville’s Monroe Elementary School at 55 S. Pontiac Drive is hosting a charity drive from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. in its front lobby.

Fire Chief Ryan Murphy said Sunday’s fire caused $325,000 in damage to the building and $80,000 to its contents. Everyone living in the complex has been displaced and two families lost ‘almost everything.’

One of those families includes a mom, son, and two daughters. They’re in need of clothes, towels, blankets, hairbrushes, toiletries, gas cards, and restaurant gift cards.

They other family includes a mom, dad, and two daughters. This family is in need of size 5 diapers, towels, blankets, hairbrushes, toiletries, and gift cards.

Click here for a full list of requested items.

The Red Cross is also accepting donations for the fire. If you’re interested in donating through that organization, you can donate online here or by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

The Red Cross provides comfort kits, food, and clothes, in addition to hotel vouchers, for affected families.

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