EDGEWATER, N.J.(CBSNewYork) — Donations have been pouring in for more than a thousand residents who were displaced by a massive fire at a New Jersey apartment complex.
Everything from shoes to clothing and even children’s toys filled up a collection center Friday at the City Place shopping center on River Road in Edgewater.READ MORE: Lionel Virgile Accused Of Throwing Bleach In Officer's Face, Tossing Lit Molotov Cocktail At Other Officers In Brooklyn
“This community came together so fast,” one man told WCBS 880’s Levon Putney. “It’s not even only Edgewater. It’s surrounding towns, New York.”
All of the items are being donated from people who say they had to help those now left homeless by the blaze.
“Toiletries, things for women, socks, you know, warm stuff,” said Jane Stern, who dropped off items to donate. “How could you not? They lost everything. It’s heartbreaking, really is.”