Almost 70 residents of a Morgan Park condo building have been left without homes after a Saturday fire.
The 3-11 alarm blaze caused the partial collapse of large portions of the 34-unit building's interior. Over 120 firefighter responded to the fire at 2030 W. 111th Street around 2:20 p.m. on Nov. 24.
Local officials are calling on area residents to pitch in and help those affected by the blaze. Ald. Matt O'Shea of the 19th Ward and State Rep. Monique Davis are working together to collect donations for those who have been displaced from their homes.
Donations of gift cards good at stores like Target, Kohl's, Jewel, Walgreens, or general Visa gift cards are being collected. Those looking to donate can drop off the cards at either officials' office.
- 19th Ward Office - 10400 S. Western Avenue
- 27th District Office - 1234 W. 95th Street
The Chicago chapter of the Red Cross is one of the agencies providing relief to those affected and is often a first responder to incidents like this one. Donations can be made at their website.