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Clothing, food, housing needed for victims of Calumet fire

37 people lost their homes and everything in them late Friday night
Updated: May. 24, 2021 at 1:11 PM EDT
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CALUMET, Mich. (WLUC) - Right now, the 37 victims displaced by the Calumet fire need your help.

More specifically, clothing, money, furniture and non-perishable food items are needed; as well as volunteers to sort items, clean debris and handle case work.

Items can be dropped off at the Salvation Army in Hancock, located at 408 Ravine St.

The individuals and families affected by the fire are currently staying at the AmericInn in Calumet, but the director of the Salvation Army says long-term housing is needed ASAP.

“So we’ll be meeting their immediate need while they’re transitioning, and then as we find them housing, as we find them permanent locations to live and move to, we’ll be matching them with what they need as far as if they need mattresses or tables or things like that.” says Pete Mackin.

Money for rent or security deposits, open bedrooms, empty apartments, vacant hotel rooms, etc. can be donated to the victims via Mackin at 906-482-3420 or Dianne St. Amour at the AmericInn at 906-362-9120.

Check donations can be made out to the Salvation Army of Hancock.

Furniture can be dropped off at Love Inc., located at 353 Quincy St., Hancock.

See here for a list of clothing items and sizes that are needed: AmericInn Calumet.

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