How To Help Fire Victims, With Specifics


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From Gregory Heights Second Grade Teacher Nancy Sparks comes some specific information on four of the families who were victims of last weekend’s tragic apartment fire.

As we mentioned previously, the Red Cross shelter at Lake Burien Presbyterian Church has closed. Families’ motel vouchers expire tomorrow morning. Affordable housing and cash donations are needed most of all, according to Ms. Sparks:

“When I spoke with the Rose and Baker/Ward/Handran families, they need immediate affordable housing. In 3 days they will be totally homeless.  The Pascual-Flores family is staying in a relative’s garage for the time being until they can afford housing.  The Cisneros family is staying with relatives for now.”

Here are specifics on how you can help four of the 15 affected families. All items can be dropped off at the Burien branch of Sterling Savings Bank (located at 224 SW 152nd Street) for distribution to the family; if you’d like more info, call Lynda Isernio at (206) 243-6869

  1. Cisneros-Velazquez Family
    Burned out of their apartment—Lost their beloved son, Edgar and Grandfather

Needs:

  • Mom: Martha
    Shirts or tops: Size Medium
    Pants:  Medium
    Shoes:  Size 6
  • Dad:  Jaime
    Shirts:  Medium
    Pants:  34 waist
    Shoes:  Size 9
  • Adilene:  Age 20
    Shirts:  Medium
    Pants:  Large
  • Adriana:  Age 13
    Shirts:  X-small
    Pants:  Small
  • Uriel:  Age 15
    Shirts and tops:  XXL
    Pants:  XXL (youth)
  • Also needed:
    • Household necessities
    • Fred Meyer Gift Cards
    • Restaurant Gift Cards
    • Target Gift Cards
    • Food Store Gift Cards

2. Baker/Ward/Handran Family
Burned out of their apartment—Lost everything

Needs:

  • Mom: Pam Ward
    Tops: 1X or 2X
    Pants:  XL or 18/20
    Shoes:  size 10
  • Dad:  Joey Handran
    Tops size L or XL
    Pants:  L or 34×32 or 36×32
    Shoes 10 – 10 1/2
  • Austin Baker: Age 12:
    Tops and bottoms size XL  (wants shorts)
    Shoes:  12 _ – 13 men
  • Dylan Baker:  Age 14
    Tops size XL
    Pants:  36×32 or 38×32
    Shoes: 12 _ -13 men
  • Brandon Handran:  9 months
    9-12 month size clothes
    Shoes: 4 (infant)
  • Also needed:
    • Household Necessities
    • Fred Meyer Gift Cards
    • Restaurant Gift Cards
    • Target Gift Cards
    • Food Store Gift Cards

3. Pascual-Flores Family
Burned out of their apartment—Lost everything

  • Mom: Maria
    Shirts or tops:  size Medium
    Pants:  size 9-11
  • Dad:  Raul
    Shirts or tops:  size Medium
    Pants:  38×32
    Shoes:  8 Mens
  • Juan Carlos:  Age 9
    Shoes:  size 9 youth
    Pants:  size 9-10
    Shirts and tops size 10
  • Jessica:  Age 5
    Shoes:  size 12
    Shirts and tops:  size 7-8
    Pants:  size 8
  • Jose:  10 months old
    Shirts:  size 16 months
    Pants:  size 16 months
    Shoes:  size 4 infants
  • Also needed:
    • Household Necessities
    • Fred Meyer Gift Cards
    • Restaurant Gift Cards
    • Target Gift Cards
    • Food Store Gift Cards

4. Rose Family
Burned out of their apartment—Lost everything

Needs:

  • Mom: Shanell Rose
    Tops:  size M
    Pants:  size 8 women
  • Dad:
    Tops: XX or XXX
  • Aaron:  12 years old
    Shirts:  Medium
    Pants 29/30
    Socks
  • Andrew:  14 years old
    Shirts:  Large
    Pants 34/32
    Socks
  • Also needed:
    • Household necessities
    • Fred Meyer Gift Cards
    • Restaurant Gift Cards
    • Target Gift Cards
    • Food Store Gift Cards

All donated items can be dropped at Sterling Savings Bank, located at 224 SW 152nd Street; 206-243-6869 (contact Lynda).

UPDATE: Previously we were told that, as of July 10th, donations could be taken to Sunnydale School, but we just received word that that is no longer the case – starting tomorrow (Tues. July 8th) at 11am, the new drop-off location will be at 156 SW 152nd Street; the space currently shows “Christian Supply” as the tenant, but they vacated the space a few months ago and the landlord has generously donated the space to use for six weeks:

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