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How to Help Families Affected by James Island Apartment Fire

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On Saturday, a fire at the EME Apartments in James Island led to the displacement of 44 people – 14 adults and 33 children. Thankfully, everyone made it out of the building in time and is safe. However, they have lost their homes and belongings.
If you are interested in assisting these families, there are few ways you can do so:
  • A fundraising page has been setup to specifically help the three families who have children attending Murray-LaSaine Elementary School. It was setup by the school’s PTO. You can donate here: https://www.youcaring.com/emeapartmentfirevictims-840276
  • You can also drop money and/or items off at the school. The school sent out a newsletter with the following needs:
    • Family 1
      • Girl, size 4/5 shirts and pants, 10 1/2 -11 in shoes, panties and undershirts size 6, pajamas
      • Girl, size 8-10 shirts, 10-12 in pants, 4 1/2- 5 in shoes, panties, size 12, undershirts, 7/8, pajamas,
      • Mom- XL in shirts and pants XL-2X, panties, 3XL, undergarments, 42DD
      • Toiletries: toothpaste, Dove soap (kids have eczema), lotion, shampoo, rubbing alcohol, bandages, toothbrushes, deodorant, pillows and blankets
    • Family2
      • Boy, size 18, 6 1/2 in shoes
      • Boy, size 16 boys, 10 1/2 shoes
      • Mom: size 18 clothes, 10 women shoes
      • Other items: paper towels, toilet tissue
    • Family 3
      • UE Girl, 7/8 juniors, 7 in women’s shoes
      • MS Boy, 12 in boys, 10 1/2-11 in men’s shoes
      • MS Boy, 32 in men, 5 1/2 in boys’ shoes
      • Toiletries: toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, deodorant, lotion
    • Anything the families are unable to use, will be donated to Goodwill
  • The Charleston Pour House will host a benefit on Thursday, June 8th. Doors open at 4 pm. Bill Carson and Friends will be performing at 4 pm. The Hungry Monks will play at 6 pm.
    • The venue will be taking donations at the door (money or the items listed above)
    • 20% of bar sales from 4 pm to 6 pm till go directly to the families
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