BROWN COUNTY - While the Red Cross is collecting monetary donations for the residents displaced in the 74-unit apartment fire in Allouez, others in the community are gathering the essentials like clothes and personal care items.
People looking to help out started gathering donations at Resource One Reality in De Pere. Many of the volunteers don't even know anyone displaced by the fire.
"We were looking to help and people are asking where can we help and donate so we just said let's start the ball rolling, get something going while they are still fighting the fire," said Amanda Thompson, one of the organizers of the collection. "It's just grown to what we have here today."
Bags and boxes have been pouring in with everything from clothes to TVs and dishes.
"It's what we need right now, especially when we got everything burned and we just have the clothes on our back," said Devota Weber, a displaced resident.
"It's been an overwhelming response as you can see," said Thompson. "The outpouring of support in the community has just been incredible."
If you have items to donate you can bring them to Resource One Realty in De Pere, or any one of the Green Bay fire stations.
"I would say the basic essentials, clothes, blankets, toiletries, anything you need on a daily basis," said Thompson of what is needed.
"Simple little things, but they mean a lot," said Weber.
The drop off site at Resource One Reality will be open tomorrow from 10 to 4.
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