Bridgeport EOC accepting donations for condo fire victims

- FILE - Bridgeport firefighters on the scene of a fire at condo complex in the city. (Photo provided by the Red Cross of Connecticut)

UPDATE: The Shipyard located at 837 Seaview Avenue will accept all Charles Street and Frenchtown Road Fire Victim families to collect clothing and furnishings through Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 10am to 1pm. After the needs of the victims and their families are met, City of Bridgeport Mayor’s office will hold a Citywide Community Outreach distribution of remaining items on Saturday, January 16, 2015 from 10am to 1pm at the Shipyard.

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — More than 100 people lost their homes and everything inside after a fire destroyed a Bridgeport condo complex on New Year’s Eve.

Flames broke out at the four-story, 37-unit building at 215 Charles Street just after 6 a.m. on December 31. 120 people lost nearly everything.

Donations poured in for the 18 families, who are now starting to move into new permanent housing. Officials at the Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center say they have received tons of clothes and basic necessities. So much so, that they say they no longer need any more of those items. What they do need, however, is furnishings and kitchen items.

The Bridgeport EOC says they are now in the process of accepting items such as:

  • Queen & Twin Beds
  • Dressers
  • Kitchen Tables, Night Stands, etc.
  • Couches
  • Microwaves
  • Bowls, Dishes, Silverware, Pots, Pans, etc.
  • Linens, Towels, etc.

If you would like to donate, the Bridgeport EOC is asking you to give them a call at (203)579-3829 to make arrangements for drop-off or pick-up at their Donation Warehouse.

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