Binghamton Neighbors Helping Their Neighbors After Apartment Complex Fire
Early Sunday morning a fire broke out at 78 Liberty Street on the north side of Binghamton. The two story building was totally destroyed during the fire and it resulted in 25 people becoming homeless.
According to Bob Joseph from our sister station News Radio 1290 WNBF, Binghamton Mayor Richard David indicated that the city is making plans to demolish the building.
Meanwhile, one woman who lives down the street from the scene of the fire has been busy collecting items to help her neighbors. According to Mindy Weitzel's Facebook page, she is collecting donations on her front porch at 104 Liberty Street, and distributing those items to the people displaced by the fire.
According to her Facebook post from last night, they are still in need of 5X and 6X men's clothing, young lady clothes, kitchenware, toys for the kids who lived in the apartment building, women's clothing, 18 month old clothing for a baby girl, hygiene products, cleaning products, and diapers.
In a separate post, Weitzel mentioned that monetary donations are also being accepted and should be sent to Binghamton Food Rescue. She states that the money sent there will be used to buy food for the fire victims. Weitzel is also hoping someone can lend her a shed so she can store all the donation she receives, until the victims of the fire are able to pick them up.
I don't know the woman, but I personally want to say thank you to Mindy Weitzel for jumping in and helping out her neighbors by organizing this. It's just another example of when people in Binghamton need help, the community always rallies around them.
[via WNBF/Facebook Mindy Weitzel]