APS Community Rallies to Support Apartment Fire Victims

In the two weeks since a fire tore through an apartment building near Crawford Elementary, the APS community has banded together to support the victims. Community School Coordinators at Crawford and nearby schools in the APS ACTION Zone are helping victims find what they need to help rebuild their lives from new housing to new clothing, housewares and toiletries.

The fire started in the early morning of October 30 at the Galena Apartments (1600 Galena Street). It forced about 60 people to leave their homes, including 10 APS families with 17 students ranging from elementary- to high school-age.

Crawford Elementary Community School Coordinator Maggie Lautzenheiser-Page provided photos of donated items the schools are collecting for the families (pictured below). She says more assistance is still needed for all the families the fire displaced.

The APS Division of Technology has provided hotspots for the families so students can still access the internet for their remote learning classes. The ACTION Zone schools have also partnered with the APS Foundation to raise money for the fire victims. To donate, click here and type "Crawford" in the "Leave a Comment" box.

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