Help the Families of the Bloomfield Avenue Fire

newarkfire.jpgOver the evening, a fire broke out in a row of apartments on Bloomfield Avenue in the Central Ward. Fortunately, everyone escaped from the fire safely. However, families have lost all their possessions in the fire.

We are helping to get the word out to everyone who wants to assist these families in getting back on their feet.

Two of the victims are children, ages 5 and 8, who attend the McKinley School. The 5 year old wears 5-6 clothing and is a size 1 shoe size. The 8 year old is a size 18-20 and shoe size of 4.

Anything you can give to help the family is greatly appreciated.

Please deliver items to McKinley School, 1 Colonnade Place, Newark, during school hours.

If you have any questions, please call Principal Carolyn Granato at 973-268-5270.

You can also donate non-perishable foods, usable clothing or furniture that is in good shape at Paquito's, 879 Broadway, Newark, N.J., beginning Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 8 a.m.

For more information about the fire, watch CBS2News.

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  • commented 2014-12-09 12:20:42 -0500
    Hi, I believe there are other families affected who also have children attending Gladys Hillman Jones and Franklin Schools. can you please add their information once we find out?
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