City offers help to victims of Heritage Building fire | UPDATED

  • Thursday, December 28, 2017 1:45pm
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City of Auburn officials are reaching out to help victims of Tuesday’s devastating downtown fire that destroyed the Auburn Heritage Building.

City Economic Development staff have begun efforts to help affected businesses with recovery and rehabilitation efforts. City Human Services and Emergency Management staff are working with displaced residents to provide essential items during the short-term period and help with long-term housing coordination.

Red Cross staff are providing day and evening shelter for displaced residents, as well as food, showers and medical assistance.

Business owners affected by the fire can contact the City Economic Development team at 253-804-3101. Residents of the building who are in need of assistance can contact the City Human Services team at 253-288-3168.

Individuals wishing to help with recovery efforts are asked to direct all food, clothing and monetary donations to the Auburn Food Bank, 930 18th Place NE. Of particular need are towels, washcloths, toiletries, new or gently used adult clothing, no-cook or ready-to-eat food items (example: cereal) and money.

Furniture donations will also be accepted this Saturday, Dec. 30, and Saturday, Jan. 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Game Farm Park Annex Building, 2840 Riverwalk Drive SE. Donations should be for small apartment living, such as table and chairs, small to medium-sized sofas, beds, etc.

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