Led by Ward 15 Councilman Matt Zone, the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization and neighbors, businesses, and organizations in the area have joined together to assist residents affected or displaced by the house explosion.
The City of Cleveland has offered all of the families emergency housing at the Cudell Rec Center as they continue looking for permanent housing.
Councilman Zone said, "During the midst of such a tragedy, it is wonderful to see the community rally to help families in need."
Besides housing, families need furniture, household furnishings, clothing, as well as monetary donations.
Anyone interested in making a contribution can mail checks to:
Attn: West 83rd Street Explosion Relief Fund
6516 Detroit Avenue, Suite 1
Cleveland, Ohio 44102
Or they can make a deposit at any Chase Bank in N.E. Ohio c/o the W. 83rd Explosion Relief Fund.
If you have furniture, household furnishings, clothing or other needed supplies, call the Detroit Shoreway Office at 216-961-4242 Ext. 223.
A fundraising benefit is in the works for the displaced families. To help with the event or buy tickets, contact the Detroit Shoreway Office at the above number as well.
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