(Beaver Dam) St. Vincent de Paul of Dodge County is assisting those affected from the Lake Crest apartment fire. Fifteen families were displaced following the blaze at the 16 unit, two story structure on 108 Lake Crest Drive Thursday night. The non-profit has provided hotel stays to 10 apartment units seeking shelter. The organization also purchased over $2,800 in local restaurant gift cards to distribute. The restaurants visited also donated additional gift cards and meal vouchers, a total value of over $4,000. St. Vincent de Paul purchased $100 Kohl’s gift cards for every adult and children displaced. Kohl’s is offering a 30-percent discount for the affected residents in addition to the clothing items provided at the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store. Donations can also be mailed to the organization’s emergency fund.
At St Vincent de Paul, Attn Emergency Relief Fund, 125 Dodge Drive Suite 100, Beaver Dam, WI 53916.
You can also donate funds at the register in the Thrift Store. Please mention the Emergency Relief Fund.
Anyone wishing to partner or distribute aid to neighbors in need can contact Ben Nelson, St. Vincent de Paul Disaster Coordinator at 920-885-6971.
St. Vincent de Paul will continue to work with and render aid during this difficult time. As they are made aware of needs, they will list them on their Facebook page so that the community can help.