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Donations to be collected for Whitehall fire victims

Published On: Dec 24 2013 01:22:38 PM EST   Updated On: Oct 28 2013 02:14:33 PM EDT

Donations to be collected for fire victims


A Lehigh County community is pitching in to help dozens of people affected by a devastating fire at an apartment complex late last week.

The fire broke out Friday at the Helfrich Springs Apartments on Mickley Road in Whitehall Township, damaging 23 units in two different buildings, officials said.

Residents who were not affected are collecting donations of food, clothing, toiletries, bedding and kitchen items to help more than 50 people that have been displaced.


Donations will be accepted between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the complex clubhouse.

The Red Cross has also stepped in to provide help to some of the residents, and others are being put up in vacant units at the complex.

For more information, visit the Donations for Helfrich Springs Fire Victims Facebook page.