How to Help Residents Displaced by Condo Building Blaze

A Saturday afternoon fire left almost 70 Morgan Park residents without a home or personal belongings. Find out how to help your neighbors in need.

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. 

Read: UPDATED: 5-Story Morgan Park Condo Building Gutted By Fire

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

Terese Humes November 27, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Thank's to all who have shown concern for us at 2030 W. 111th Street. 19th Ward Alderman Matt O'Shea and staff remain supportive and encouraging through this difficult time. Also thanks to CFD, CPD, Salvation Army, Red Cross and the Department of Buildings. Also a special thanks to Lula Mays who is the president of our association. She showed great leadership! Ms. Mays...We love you!


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