Donations Being Accepted for Families Displaced by Clarion Fire

Clarion FireCLARION, Pa. (EYT) – Efforts are being made to support the families who lost their homes on Thursday in a fire at Corcetti Apartments on Second Avenue, in Monroe Township, Clarion County.

(Photo by Ron Wilshire)

At least six locations will be accepting donations, including Charitable Deeds in Knox, the Captain Loomis Restaurant in Clarion, Vince’s Tavern in Leeper, Clarion University, the Moose Lodge #366 in New Bethlehem, and Iron Mountain Grille in Clarington.

According to a representative of Charitable Deeds, 12 families have been affected. All of them have housing.

Suggested donations include Walmart gift cards, money (cash or checks), clothing for all ages and sizes, tooth brushes, tooth paste, mouthwash, toiletries, and non-perishable food items.

The people who need help range in age from very young children to older adults, so any size of clothing is welcome.

The American Red Cross of Western Pennsylvania is also providing assistance and has secured housing, food, and clothing for the 14 adults and seven children who were affected. Their health services team is also assisting with any medical needs, and their caseworkers will continue to follow up with the people in the coming days.

The Captain Loomis will accept donations daily from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Charitable Deeds will accept donations from 8:00 a.m. to noon Monday and Tuesday. They won’t accept furniture or any large items.

Vince’s will be taking donations until April 3 for any clothing, hygiene products, small toys, and household items.

Days and times for the Moose in New Bethlehem are as follows:

Monday through Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Days and times for the Iron Mountain Grille are as follows:

Monday through Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Iron Mountain Grille located at 10638 PA-36, in Clarington, Pa. (Near Cook Forest)

For those who want to mail donations, Charitable Deed’s address is 260 Highpoint Road, Knox, PA 16232.

Volunteers will be on hand this weekend at Clarion University from 1pm-5pm Saturday and Sunday to receive and sort donations for the victims of the 2nd Street fire at the 2nd floor of the Gemmell Student Complex. After this weekend, donations can be brought to the 2nd floor of Gemmell during regular business hours. Any items we receive that are not needed will be given to organizations such as CYS, SAFE, and Charitable Deeds, who do not charge community members for items when they fall on hard times.


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