Donations have poured in to help Elkton’s fire victims

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ELKTON — It has been a month since a downtown Elkton fire severely damaged a combination retail and apartment building and left its residents without a home and many of their possessions.

Elkton Area United Services immediately stepped up to help those who had been displaced by the blaze.

“The Elkton area and surrounding communities were very generous to the 11 Christmas Eve fire families,” noted EAUS Executive Director Marsha Keck Deavers.

“An abundance of clothing, household goods and furniture were given for their use,” she continued.

“We are so fortunate and thankful to have such a generous community to help our neighbors in time of crisis,” said Keck Deavers.

“The response for these families has been overwhelming,” she continued. “We received so many non-monetary donations we filled a large retail space.”

The families affected by the fire have chosen all the items they want and need to be settled in their new homes, Keck Deavers said.

The items which were left over have been given to Page One in Shenandoah, Mission Central in Harrisonburg and Community Outreach in Waynesboro.

By dispersing these items to other agencies who help those in need and who are homeless, EAUS is helping many other neighbors in our community, she reported.

While non-monetary donations are no longer needed for the victims of the fire, other donations are always welcome by EAUS.

Tax-deductible monetary donations may be sent to P.O. Box 383, Elkton, VA 22827.

Call 298-8685 for further details.

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