KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO) -- A clothing and fund drive is underway for the families who lost everything in Monday’s fire at the Interfaith Apartments.
City Commissioner Stephanie Moore is working with the Northside Ministerial Alliance to collect items to put them back on their feet.
The Management of Interfaith Homes will try to secure new housing for the families, who are being temporarily housed by the Red Cross.
Moore says they are also asking for clothing for the surviving child of Janetta Woods, who was burned trying to save her three toddlers. You can drop he items off at Moore’s office at the Douglass Community Association on Patterson or send it to the Northside Ministerial Alliance.
Charges could be filed in the death of the three toddlers, if they were left unsupervised in the townhouse when it caught fire Monday. Public safety says they are having trouble identifying the cause of the blaze at the Interfaith Apartments, and getting conflicting stories about who was the last adult to leave the apartment. The mother of the children claims she left them with a boyfriend. Apparently he told police another version. A small memorial of balloons and teddy bears has appeared on the small playground near the burned out apartment building. A vigil for the children is scheduled at the complex at 5PM this afternoon at the Interfaith Network Center.