Donations for Berwick fire victims


BERWICK, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) A weekend fire left more than a dozen people without a place to live. 

Now, a community is rallying around the victims. Clothing to dinnerware and toys have been donated for the 17 victims in Sunday’s fire on 6th street in the Borough. 

Since Monday, people in the community have been donating items to help. Thursday evening, volunteers at Eagle Hose Fire Company organized the donated items to make it easier for the victims to pick them up. 

“Getting them their clothing and that around for them. Hoping that it will all help in the long run,” said Christine Knouse, Volunteer. 

“The community has stepped up big time for help for these fire victims. You can see we have tons of clothes furniture starting to pour in now,” said Chief Randy Remphrey, Berwick Fire Department. 

One of the three families have found a new home. The other two are searching for places to rent. In the meantime they are staying at nearby hotels and are being helped by the American Red Cross. 

If you would like to donate you can call Chief Remphrey at (570) 204 3083 or reach out to Mayor Burke on his FaceBook page

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