On the morning of September 21, 2015, a fire ripped through Indian Creek Apartments in Georgetown, completely burning Building 3. This left 18 families homeless. In response to this tragic fire, The Caring Place is providing emergency assistance to victims of the fire. “We want to make sure that the people who lost their residences can get immediate assistance,” said Rita Turner, The Caring Place Community Engagement Manager.
The Caring Place is assisting families with rent and utilities, as well as emergency food supplies from our Food Pantry, vouchers for clothing and basic household items. “We want to do everything we can to help families displaced by the fire so that their basic needs are taken care of,” said Ginna O’Connor, Executive Director.
The Caring Place is working in partnership with the Victim Services Division of Georgetown Police Department and Georgetown Salvation Army, as well as local churches and businesses to provide additional resources. “We are asking churches and businesses to adopt the remaining families to assist them with furniture and other household items.
Due to the large number of families affected by the fire, we are hoping that the community will adopt specific families and directly provide the furniture they need to establish a new residence,” said Ms. Turner.
To help or get additional information, please contact Rita Turner at 512-943-0702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.