Fire victims get what they need

By REGGIE ROSS
Staff Writer

 

City officials have ended the clothing drive which assisted victims of last month’s fire at Dogwood Park Apartments.
Since the July 23 fire, the community responded in great numbers to assist the 11 families displaced by the blaze that destroyed two units of the apartment complex.
According to City Manager Trey Baker, Thursday was the final day for accepting donations for the victims. Baker said the remaining donations will be given to the local Baptist District Association and the Salvation Army.
Community Service Director Cassandra Liddell said the outpouring from Grenada was as big as she’s ever seen.
“At one point the Lewis Johnson Senior Complex was filled wall to wall with clothing,” Liddell said. “That’s what Grenada is all about.”
Liddell said the victims of the fire have received a lot of the donations, and for many of them more than enough.
“The people got more than they could have imagined,” Liddell said. “Some of them were brought to tears, and were very satisfied.”

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