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Donations for Heritage Building Fire Victims Overwhelm Food Bank


The outpouring of support for the Heritage Building fire victims has overwhelmed the Auburn Food auburn food bank, heritage building fire, donations, facebook post, auburnBank with donations.  On Sunday evening the food bank requested donations to pause until the current donations could all be sorted.  Some sorting of donations had been done by volunteers on Saturday at the NW Family Church.

Sorting Donations at Auburn Mountainview High School

Beginning the new year right, volunteers gathered on Monday at AMHS to continue sorting through donations for displaced Heritage Building residents.  Over five hours, volunteers separated a mountain of bags into organized sections; making it easier to determine what donations are still needed and for residents to select items.


Heritage Building residents receiving donations are expected to come take needed items on Wednesday.  Some residents have been able come in already to get needed items.  The tremendous amount of donations from the Auburn community will ensure no one will be without.

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Donation sorting at Auburn Mountainview High School Photos Courtesy: Chris Williams & Tracy Case Arnold
Putting the unusable to use

With a donation drive this size, it is inevitable that some items will not be of usable quality.  Currently unusable items are being saved for the AMHS Booster Club clothing and textile drive, happening on Saturday January 20, 2018 from 9:00am – 12:00pm.  All items donated to this drive will be picked up by Goodwill, with proceeds going toward helping to provide the AMHS Seniors with a safe ‘Grad Night.’  The AMHS textile drive can accept torn and stained items as they are recycled into textiles.


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