From Brianne Nadeau:
“On Thursday night, an explosion and fire at 1429 Belmont Street, NW displaced 74 residents. Since that time they have been sheltered at the Columbia Heights Recreation Center, and many neighbors have offered support by donating clothing and providing translation.
Tremendous coordination is ongoing between the Red Cross, many different DC agencies, the Office of Latino Affairs, staff from the Mayor and CM Graham’s office, Housing Counseling Services and LEDC.
Many of you have asked how you can help as we work to relocate these families, with the goal of keeping them together and in our community.
Our friends at the Latin American Youth Center will be collecting donations in support of these families. If you would like to give, please visit their website and select “Columbia Heights Fire Victims”as the special purpose.”