United Way Responds to New Year’s Day Fire in Luling
In the early morning hours of New Year’s Day, three Luling families lost their homes when the apartment building they lived in caught fire and was destroyed. Thankfully, all of the residents escaped the burning structure unharmed.
United Way of St. Charles provided $4,500 in immediate financial assistance to the families to help replace necessary personal items and secure new residences.
“Around 3 a.m. on New Year’s Day, my family and I woke up to my neighbors screaming ‘fire’,” stated Mr. D.M., a resident of the burned apartment building.
“We had lived at that location for about six months and had just renovated the apartment with new window units in each room. Now everything we own is gone—furniture, clothing, baby items. We lost everything except the clothes on our backs. We can’t thank United Way enough for all of their help during this difficult time.”
In addition to financial assistance, the families are also receiving case management services through Catholic Charities, a United Way Partner Agency.
“Without United Way’s support, my family would be homeless. I have a job and will be able to get back on my feet, but it will take some time to replace all of our items. Red Cross, St. Charles Community Services, Catholic Charities and United Way of St. Charles have been such a blessing,” stated Luling fire victim Ms. E.S.
For more information on how you can get support United Way of St. Charles, please visit www.uwaysc.org or call 985-331-9063.