MONCTON, N.B. – The Greater Moncton community is rallying around the victims from Friday’s devastating apartment fire.
No one was seriously injured in the blaze on Clearview Street, but many of the dozens of residents in the building lost all of their material possessions, including clothing and furniture.
Nadine Lipton with Blankets for Moncton says they’ve received an outpouring of donations from the community so far, everything from couches to kitchen items.
But she says many of the victims are still in need of the most basic of necessities.
“Personal items, like underwear and pillows and socks, things that you would only want new.”
She says most of the tenants didn’t have insurance and they can’t afford to replace what they lost, so more support is needed.
Lipton says cash donations are usually the best way to fill the void, because it makes it easier to buy what’s needed.
Cash donations can be made through the organization’s website, BlanketsForMoncton.com, by calling the organization, or items or cash can be dropped off D-R Recycling on Edinburgh Drive.