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Community stepping up to help dozens of families displaced in South Salt Lake apartment fire

Posted at 9:15 PM, Apr 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 17:19:03-04

UPDATE: The organizer of the donation drive says they have reached the maximum capacity of donations, and will no longer be needing or accepting any more.

Original story continues below:

SOUTH SALT LAKE — More than 20 families are without a home and their belongings after a three-alarm fire ripped through the Shenandoah Apartments in South Salt Lake early Thursday morning.

In the days since the fire, community members from across the Wasatch Front have stepped up to help track down donations for the families who are left with minimal belongings during an already difficult time.

“I feel like right now due to everything else that is going on people are being exceptionally kind and generous and giving,” said Jennifer Barham, one of many people helping to organize donations for families. "No shoes, no clothes, no kitchenware, no cleaning supplies, all these things that we have every day, all these families don't have any of that. They have nothing.”

Donations are being accepted at the Shenandoah sister property, Joshua Tree, 1300 E 3349 S.

Specifics on donations aren’t known at this time, however, gently used clothing, household items, hygiene products and kitchenware are at the top of the list. The biggest item on the donation wish list is a large, protected area to store all of the donations for the 24 families.

If you’d like to assist in the donation efforts, reach out to the Shenandoah Apartments on Facebook.

You can also contact Jennifer Barham through Facebook: