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Victims of massive fire get help, necessities from community

The 53 people that lost everything in a massive four-alarm fire on Friday are getting help from their community.

People in Holts Summit and surrounding areas came together to donate money, food, clothing, toys, and household items these victims may need.

They donated so much that it filled the entire gymnasium at Union South Baptist Church and even spilled into an adjacent room.

Families could pick up anything they needed to get back on their feet Sunday afternoon. Leaders even extended the event several hours to ensure families had time to get necessities.

About 70 people volunteered their time to help out, and many of them told ABC 17 they were “blown away” by the community’s generosity and said they were happy to help.

There is still no estimate on the amount of damage done to the Evergreen Apartment Complex, but 26 of the 29 apartments burned in the fire.

If you want to help out, there is a monetary fund set up through Red Cross. Just contact the Red Cross chapter headquarters at 573-635-1132 .

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