As you may have heard, several families who lived in the Little Earth of United Tribes community were impacted by a fire that consummed their homes this past weekend. The fire spread rapidly from one townhome to the next and enveloped six units altogether. Thanks to the quick action of residents and the dedicated men and women of the Minneapolis Fire Department no one was seriously injured.
At the same time, six families in our community have lost their housing and all of their belongings. Hennepin County and a number of social service agencies have placed all of the families in temporary housing. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
Please join my office to support the families by donating to and sharing the verified GoFundMe page. You can also drop off donations at the Little Earth Gym (2501 Cedar Avenue South) for the residents to help them rebuild their belongings. Lastly, you can follow the Facebook page that has been created to track ways to support the families moving forward.
Thank you for taking steps to support our neighbors. It is these acts of togetherness during times like this that are precious and necessary.