Within hours of the Lakewood Apartment Fire donations for the families flooded into the City of Lakewood and other area agencies. For those who have stepped up, thank you.
- Emergency Food Network‘s Executive Director Helen McGovern personally delivered a truckload of food to the Sundance Apartments. The food was sorted by volunteers at Sundance Apartments and distributed to the families being sheltered by the Sundance. Eight units suffered a total loss. Some of the individuals were being housed at the Olympic View apartments and others were staying with family through the holidays.
- TACID took the need before not only their community at large, but before the TACID Board and their Corporate Board. They procured not only dozens of bags of clothing, bedding, toiletries and house ware items (including a TV), but they also acquired 22 gift cards for Fred Meyer of $100 each for the victims of the fire.
- Caring for Kids donated over 20 bags of clothing and bedding.
- The Pierce County Library system began receiving donations immediately and donated over a dozen bags of clothes, Tupperware, and household items.
- Community Health Care began taking in donations of clothing, bedding and household items for the families.
- City of Lakewood staff donated several bags of clothing items.
- Need-a-Break Services has offered to help the families with furniture and household items once they have permanently relocated.
Looking to donate? Contact Kim Dodds, City of Lakewood Human Services Coordinator at 253-589-2489.