I talked to the victims earlier today and all are in good shape for clothing and toys. (The kids probably have more toys than they’ve ever had…but if you’re a kid, is it really possible to have too many toys?). If you still want to help, we suggest a monetary donation. The Northgate Soda Shop is still accepting cash, checks or gift cards, but NOT clothing or furniture. At the suggestion of the victims, please take clothing to a charity of your choice so others who are in need may benefit.
We have heard from folks who want to donate furniture, but unfortunately none of the victims are in a permanent location. If you able to hang onto things, please do so and we’ll let you know as soon as they find a place and we determine what they need. If you can’t keep it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see what we can do to find a place to store it.
All the victims asked me to express their heartfelt thanks to the community for their generosity and thoughtfulness. It makes a very rough time a bit easier knowing that so many people care!
Please share or pass this on to others so they will know the situation. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.