The Office of Sustainability delivered boxes of clothing, toiletries, bedding, and other necessities May 30 to aid the victims of the Memorial Day fire in Easton’s West Ward, which displaced more than 30 people. The donations came through the College’s annual Green Move-Out program.
You are likely aware of the devastating residential fire that took place in Easton’s West Ward neighborhood earlier this week.
The Office of Sustainability was on site the day after the fire to deliver boxes of clothing, toiletries, bedding, and other necessities to aid the victims of the Memorial Day fire, which displaced more than 30 people. The donations came through the College’s annual Green Move-Out program.
Many members of the Lafayette community have reached out to learn how they can help. Community engagement through the Landis Center and the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life have stayed tuned in to what community support is needed. At the moment, many more physical donations have been given than can be adequately sorted and distributed. For that reason, the way to make the biggest impact is to give monetary donations through the Ferry Street Fire Fund, which has been created by the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley and the Greater Easton Development Partnership.
In the coming weeks and months, much more work will be needed to assist our neighbors affected by the fire. Lafayette’s commitment to our community means volunteer opportunities will be advertised through Lafayette Today as they are planned and executed. Conversations and concrete plans are being formulated. Chelsea Morrese and other members of the Landis Center staff are currently working with the West Ward Wise community organization to create those volunteer opportunities.
Please stay tuned, and thank you for your generosity and good wishes for the recovery of this historic neighborhood.