Donations collected for victims of Jersey City fire

April 12, 2012 5:48:08 PM PDT
There is an outpouring of generosity for dozens of residents in New Jersey who lost their homes and possessions in a devastating fire on Easter.

The fire tore through a row of homes in Jersey City on Sunday, forcing 75 residents out on the street.

Since the fire, many people have donated clothing, cash and other items, and city officials say it's been a tremendous help.

Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy announced that his office is coordinating the relief effort for the families who were victims of the devastating fire.

The Mayor's Office has placed collection boxes at city buildings and one private, residential building for residents to donate non-perishable food items, new and gently used clothing, toys, books, school supplies and other items. A sixth collection box is being set up by the Soccer Learning Center to specifically collect items for the children.

"This is one of the worst fires our city has seen in recent years and we know there will be an out- pouring from the community to support these families," said Mayor Healy. "Our hearts go out to those affected by this tragic fire and we want them to know that their city is here to help and assist them in any way possible."

Read here for specific clothing needed by gender, age, and size.

Read here for specific locations of donation boxes and a complete list of clothing needed.

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