Lubbock Steps Up to Help Apartment Fire Victims

The Red Cross and Salvation Army both say the community is reaching out to assist those impacted by Monday's Oak Creek Apartments fire.

Monday's Oak Creek Apartments fire forced more than 60 people out of their homes. The Red Cross and Salvation Army are doing all that they can to get the victims on the road to recovery.

"We've got 10 people staying in our shelter, who stayed last night. We expect them to be back later tonight," says Red Cross Senior Volunteer Bill Curnow. "But

The Salvation Army is doing their part as well.

"Red Cross reached out to us this morning. They've had a high interest in people wanting to donate items," says Justin Eatherly of the Lubbock Salvation Army. "So we're providing storage space here for anyone who would like to donate household items and clothing to these victims."

While both organizations say the public has responded positively in donating to those in need, they also say they still need your help.

"What we need right now are financial donations," according to Curnow.

Financial donations go to buying the victims clothing and other essentials, as well as providing food and housing them while they look for new homes.

The Salvation Army is also accepting new and gently used clothing and household item donations. Those who were affected by the fire and met certain qualifications can also receive at $300.00 voucher to the Salvation Army Thrift Store.

Click here for more on how you can help.  

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