Families from eight units in the building were displaced as a result, Holly Smith, a leasing specialist with Hickory Square said. Volunteers with the American Red Cross responded to the scene that same afternoon to assist the victims.
Smith suggests that donations for the families be forwarded to the Red Cross. The Hispanic Service Center will also collect donations of food, clothes and furniture earmarked for the 'Hickory Square residents.'
See the Jan. 16 issue of the Tri-City Times for the full story.