House fires are one of the most tragic things that can happen to a family. When a house burns down, almost everything that was inside of it is destroyed, and it’s devastating for those that had to experience it. In Albany, dozens of people had to feel that pain when a row of houses burned down, leaving nearly 50 people displaced.
Thankfully, there weren’t any deaths as a result of the fire, and only minor injuries to the residents. While that’s the good news, the bad news was that there were many people left with nothing. Thankfully, the Albany community rallied around their fellow citizens to assist them in getting back on their feet.
A fundraiser was put together to help replace a lot of the belongings that these residents had lost in the fire. While it can’t replace sentimental value for these items, it does help to ease the pain a bit. The fund was put together by the Capital Region Organizations Active in Disaster, and they’ve allowed the displaced residents to receive clothes, food and other necessities.
CROAD said that they’re willing to help those that have lost their homes in fires for as long as they need. It’s not just immediate relief, as the effects of a house fire are felt for a long time. With the help of those in the community and in CROAD, the residents that were affected by the fire should get the help that they need.