Thursday, June 21, 2007

SHANE CLAIBORNE'S COMMUNITY DESTROYED BY FIRE

Philly Fire Destroys Simple Way Community Center
"Fabric of our community life changed forever."
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http://www.thesimpleway.org/

**More from Shane's "Simple Way" blogsite-
This morning, a 7-alarm fire consumed an abandoned warehouse in our Kensington neighborhood in Philadelphia. The Simple Way Community Center at 3200 Potter Street was destroyed as well as at least eight of our neighbors’ homes. Over 100 people were evacuated from their homes, and 400 families are currently without power. Despite this tragedy, we are incredibly thankful to share that all of our community members and every one of our neighbors is safely out of harm’s way.

This fire will forever change the fabric of our community. Eight families are currently homeless, and in many cases have lost their vehicles as well as their homes. One of our neighbors, the Mahaias Family, lost their three cars as well as the equipment one family member uses for her massage therapy business. Teenager Brian Mahaias is devastated not because he has lost his belongings, but because he fears that this fire will force him to move away from this neighborhood that is his family as well as his home.

*More in link at
http://www.thesimpleway.org/

*thank god no one seems to have been injured - but there's a great opportunity here to help our brothers and sisters in their hour of need.

peas,
kg

2 comments:

Parke said...

Sad news. Thanks for sharing.

Dan said...

So glad to hear everyone got out alright...