As a former resident of the Castle Apartments on 15th and Central, I have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and support from friends, neighbors, coworkers, and strangers since a fire ravaged our building on August 4, 2009. I also know that there are many folks who are willing to help out the 30-odd displaced tenants, but they don't know who to contact about donations.
It is my hope that this group will help facilitate connecting potential donators DIRECTLY with the victims of the fire. While many of the residents still do not have internet access (or their access is extremely intermittent), I and other connected former tenants are able to contact directly most, if not all, of the other victims.
The tenants are meeting in person every few days to exchange information and help each other out as best we can. We have had a significant turnout, but not all of the residents came to our last meeting. If you are a displaced tenant of the Castle Apartments who does not know the date, time, and location of our next in-person meeting (or you know someone who fits this description), please backchannel me.
And a big thanks everyone for your concern. It will be a long, difficult process for all of us to put our lives back together, but with the help of those who are willing to support us as they can, we don't have to go through it alone.
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