Local organization, residents help families impacted by recent fire get back on their feet

The Camba Boulevard Cornerstone on Stanley Avenue held a community donation drive to help those in need who lost nearly everything in the fire.

Mary-Lyn Buckley and Adolfo Carrion

Jan 4, 2024, 1:50 AM

Updated 138 days ago

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A fire that broke out in East New York on New Year’s Eve left several families with nothing but the clothes on their backs. One local organization and community members are now helping to get those families the things they need as they work to get their lives back in order.  
The Camba Boulevard Cornerstone on Stanley Avenue held a community donation drive to help those who lost nearly everything in the fire. Donations came pouring in after organizers say the local community began calling in asking how they can help. Everything from blankets, comforters, pillows, sheets, footwear, baby supplies and food has been donated.  
The Schenck Avenue fire took place at 7:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, injuring seven people, including two firefighters, and displacing 12 households. Those 12 displaced households included 29 adults and six children.  
Although many items have been donated, there is still a need for more, including toiletries, clothing and shoes.  
Camba Boulevard Cornerstone will be open to receive donations from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday.  


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