by Devin Chicras
Just before 2 a.m. on the morning of Wednesday, December 23, a fire destroyed 24 units of the Greentree Apartments (6900 S 125th St, Seattle, WA 98178). 21 units were occupied. One person was injured, and about 30 people just lost everything they own and the roof over their heads. Our hearts are heavy and our thoughts are with our friends and neighbors right now. Here’s how you can help.
All of the residents of the building have been displaced – 24 adults and 6 children – 5 boys ages 6, 6, 7, 8, and 13; one girl age 8 are in the process of being relocated to other vacant units in the complex, or receiving emergency housing assistance from American Red Cross.
UPDATE JANUARY 8, 2021 FROM SKYWAY COALITION: “Thank you all for the generous outpouring of support and your contributions to the families impacted by the Greentree Apartment Fire. All funds that have been raised will be directly dispersed to the families in the coming week. Any donations that come in after 1/7/2021 will be for the Skyway Fund generally to support future projects in Skyway. Thank you!”
ONLINE DONATIONS: Skyway Coalition has set up a fund. Click the button below to give and add the note, “For residents impacted by the Greentree Apartment Fire.”
CHECKS: Physical checks can be brought to the King County Fire District 20 Station (12417 76th Ave S) from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 24. Checks should be made out to “Renton Regional Community Foundation.” In the memo section write “Skyway Fund – Greentree Fire”.
GOODS: Physical donations such as toiletries, clothes, gift cards, bedding, and more can be brought to the King County Fire District 20 Station (12417 76th Ave S) from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 24. From 1-5 p.m., donations can be brought to the Freedom Church (7817 S 125th St).
Featured photo by Jeremy Williams