Call to Help Nearly 100 Made Homeless by Fire

Beltsville Gazette, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007

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Subject: Call for help for 100 Made Homeless by Fire Dec 17
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007
From: Garold Stone
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Call for help for Nearly 100 Beltsville Residents Made Homeless by Fire Dec 17

The Beltsville Volunteer & Career Fire Fighters are collecting gift cards for Target, Kohls, Walmart Kmart to help provide Christmas for the children. If you can purchase a "gift card" and take it to the Beltsville Volunteer Fire Department 4911 Prince George's Avenue Beltsville Maryland 301-937-3160. More help is needed for clothes, furniture etc.

Karen Coakley President Beltsville Citizen's Association


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From: KAREN Coakley
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2007 4:57 PM

More info Pass it on
Several families are staying at Comfort in College Park. You can pay for a nights stay the cost is $97.90 per room. All of the families are covered through Friday. You can contact 301-441-8110 You must speak with Colvin Sanders or Emily Ravn to make the payment applied to the fire victims.
You can also make other contributions see below..... Karen Coakley

Hello, all:

Here is the information from the Red Cross. They gave me the name of the property manager for Cherry Glen, Deanna. I spoke with her. She is encouraging people to bring any size clothes. They will also take non-perishable food items, toiletries, towels, wash clothes, and other personal hygiene items. They can be delivered to 11238 Cherry Hill Rd , Apt T-3 between 10am and 4pm. There are several families who lost everything, and the Red Cross housing ends today (they only supply housing for 3 days!). Several of the families do not have insurance to help them rebuild, but they still have their mortgages to pay.

The Beltsville Fire Department is accepting gift cards from any place in any denomination, especially Target or Walmart, etc. They can be delivered to the Beltsville VFD anytime.

Ann Rowland and members of the Homeless Committee are planning to take clothing today. If anyone can help by donating or helping Ann deliver the items, she will be at church from 10am until noon. I am taking gift cards to the Fire Department. Let's give these people some help, especially at Christmas.

God Bless,

Kathy Mellott