Community bands together to help fire victims

By HEATHER BAUGHMAN Staff Writer Published:

NAPOLEON In the midst of tragedy, the kindness of the community is prevailing once again. Out of a fire that ripped through a small apartment building just north of Napoleons downtown district has come an outpouring of support for the families who lost their homes. Money, food, clothes and furniture were donated to help the people who lost everything that day. Today, all the families have new places to hang their hats, however, they are still struggling to rebuild their lives and turn their houses into homes. To further help, two local women are planning a benefit for Saturday from 3 p.m.-12 a.m. at the Napoleon American Legion Post, 500 Glenwood Ave. Money raised will be split evenly between all the fire victims. It was a bitter cold Tuesday evening on Jan. 6 when the six families living in the apartment complex at 905 N. Perry St. were quickly evacuated from their homes as fire swept through the building.