Volunteers send supplies to New Rochelle fire victims

The fire, which broke out on Monday afternoon, left over 50 people homeless, officials say.

News 12 Staff

Feb 16, 2022, 2:56 PM

Updated 789 days ago

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Volunteers from the Bronx-based non-profit The Giving Friends gathered Tuesday to pack the much needed supplies for the dozens of victims of a three-alarm fire in New Rochelle.
The fire, which broke out at a six-story apartment building on Union Street on Monday afternoon, took hours to get under control and left over 50 people homeless, according to officials.
Giving Friends volunteers collected coats, clothing, and other personal care items such as diapers and toys, and then drove the supplies up to those in need.
"Ultimately, what we'd like to do is make sure that as many of these families as possible have a coat, have something to eat tonight," says Lynne Corry, founder of Giving Friends.
Luckily, nobody was hurt in Monday's fire. Investigators say they believe the cause of the fire was electrical.
To get involved with Giving Friends or make a donation, you can visit their website.


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