A massive fire that tore through a condominium community in the Old National area has left dozens of residents without basic necessities. A donation drive is underway this week to provide assistance.
The City of South Fulton has partnered with Kingdom of God International Ministry to extend a helping hand. Donations can be dropped off at the church at 4590 Welcome All Road between now and Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. by appointment. Donors should contact Chaplain Warren Henry at email@example.com or 404-735-7975 to make arrangements.
The following items have been requested: clothing and shoes for women, men and children; new, unopened toiletries; unopened household cleaning supplies and laundry supplies; disposable plates, cups and utensils; ziplock bags; and small storage tubs. Perishable items are not being accepted at this time.
South Fulton officials have also partnered with the American Red Cross to provide services to help those displaced by the fire. 24 units were destroyed resulting in $1 million in property damage and leaving over 60 men, women and children without a place to call home.
Families also received support from Banneker High School’s S.A.F.E. Center. Nine students from Bethune Elementary and two students from Banneker were among the residents impacted.
Councilman Corey Reeves praised all that have come forward to offer help and resources.
“We’re loving the way that the community has responded,” he said. “The community is coming together to take care of the least of these, and give them the most that we have to offer.”
Photo: Volunteers from the American Red Cross stationed at Welcome All Park assist residents displaced by last week’s fire. (Credit: American Red Cross)