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Donations Being Accepted For Victims Of Massive Apartment Fire

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(Credit: Bill Szumanski/WWJ Newsradio 950)

(Credit: Bill Szumanski/WWJ Newsradio 950)

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DETROIT (WWJ) – One metro Detroit hospital is going above and beyond to help the survivors of a recent fire.

Dozens of residents of the Jason Manor apartments lost everything when a suspected arson fire ravaged their Detroit complex early Wednesday morning.

The injured all received medical care at Sinai-Grace Hospital, and now they’re getting a different kind of care.

Sinai-Grace staffers were so moved by what happened, they created a fund to help their patients rebuild their lives.

Chief Medical Officer Doctor Monique Butler spoke with Health Reporter Sean Lee about the way this story has affected staff members at the hospital.

“We treat our patients in the community as family and when one of us are hurting all of us are hurting. You can hear it through the hallways – the human effects – of what happens when you lose everything and how, we – being fortunate – can help others who are in need,” said Dr. Butler.

“We really feel for the victims of this tragic fire,” she said, “you know it was devastating loses, many of the victims lost everything and just because we live in this community and we service in this community we wanted to help in any way we could.”

Sinai-Grace is accepting check donations through March 13th.

Find more information for ways you can help below:

St. Vincent de Paul will begin assisting Jason Complex fire victims, Saturday, March 8th from 11am to 1pm at St. Christine’s Christian Services building, located at 15317 Dacosta Street, Detroit, MI 48223.

St. Vincent de Paul volunteers will be working with victims in the old white convent on the grounds of St. Christine’s, which states CHRISTIAN SERVICES on the outside of the building.

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