HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – A fire in Henderson Wednesday morning left close to 20 people without a home.
Now, some Tri-State cities are doing their part.
The Evansville Economic Improvement District along with the Downtown Henderson Partnership are collecting donations for the victims of the Simple Rewards Inn fire.
They’re collecting blankets, food, and clothes for them.
The Evansville EID says they’re helping because they want to be good neighbors.
“With our organization, we strive to bring great things and drive people to our downtown, but we are also still just an organization that cares about the community and cares about the people in the community. ” Lindsay Locasto says.
The Downtown Henderson Partnership is collecting donations for the people in need. But they aren’t doing it alone.
“We’re so grateful to have such great neighbors across the river,” Locasto says.
“We learned of the news yesterday we were very sad to hear residents were displaced in downtown Henderson through the fire.” Adam Trinkel explains.
The Evansville Economic Improvement District stepped up.
“Downtown Evansville reached out to us in and offered a helping hand which was just so humbling,” Loclasto says.
Adam Trinkel says they can’t believe an incident as horrifying as this happening to them, especially right now.
“It’s the holiday season. Everyone’s in the spirit to get back but also we understand the importance that people bring to downtowns.”
The Downtown Henderson Partnership says they’ve been in touch with the red cross about what people need.
“Clothing food blankets were needed. Some of these people lost everything. All their belongings.”Locasto says.
They’re pleased with the response so far.
“Luckily, we have had a great amount of support from the community. People reaching out to our organization wondering what they could do what do these displaced residents need. ” Locasto explains.
“Really it’s just something that we can do to help and give back to our neighbors. ” Trinkel says.
Both organizations are collecting donations until at least Thanksgiving.
Evansville items can be dropped off at:
318 Main Street, Suite 401
Monday – Thursday 8 AM – 5 PM
Friday 8 AM – 4 PM
Henderson items can be taken to:
101 N. Water Street, Suite B.
Donations will be accepted until at least Thanksgiving.
(This story was originally published on November 21, 2019)