Women Giving Back is collecting clothes, toiletries, and other items to assist families impacted by the fire at the Chase Heritage Apartments on April 30.
The incident resulted in several injuries due to smoke inhalation. 14 apartments were damaged by the fire, with four people — one civilian and four Loudoun County Sheriff's Office deputies — treated at local hospitals for smoke inhalation, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue public information officer Laura Rinehart.
Officials said 56 occupants were displaced from 20 units in the building, and the fire resulted in $2 million in structural damages and $500,000 in material damages.
Donors can donate clothes to Women Giving Back this Saturday between 9 a.m.- 11 a.m. at 20 Export Drive in Sterling.
There is an extreme need for in-season, good condition children’s clothing and shoes, as well as men’s casual clothing, according to the Office of Vice Chairman Koran Saines (D-Sterling).
WGB will also collect new toiletries at that time, which will be distributed to the families, as well as supplies for kids snack packs and easily prepared meals.
WGB’s next public donation is May 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. for community members who wish to donate at a later date.
Additionally, New Virginia Majority has established a GoFundMe page to collect monetary donations for those impacted by the fire. Funds raised will be distributed directly to families to use for their needs in the coming weeks, including food, clothes, and rent in their new homes.