Atlantans extend aid to immigrant family after fire – Atlanta Journal

This is an example of showing compassion for other human beings as we should do in every aspect of life, not just after a tragedy.

Atlantans extend aid to immigrant family after fire
American style: Blaze that struck Iraqis only 12 days since immigrating spurs offers from people eager to help out.

By THOMAS STINSON
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 12/26/07

The ashes weren’t yet cold before the first call came in.

Three newly arrived Iraqi families who lost most of their belongings in a DeKalb County apartment fire Monday learned something about local charity during a holiday season.
Vino Wong/AJC

Atlantans began offering aid soon after a Christmas Eve fire raced through this two-story apartment building at Northchase Apartments on Peachtree Industrial Blvd.

FOR DONATIONS
Atlanta Red Cross Chapter
Telephone: 404-575-3730
Web site: http://www.redcrossatlanta.org
International Rescue Committee
Telephone: 404-292-7731
Web site: http://www.theirc.org

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