DECATUR, Georgia – June 6, 2017 – On the morning of Saturday, June 3, 2017, fire destroyed DeKalb CSB’s residential housing units located at a Brookhaven apartment complex. DeKalb CSB currently leases units in the complex for many clients enrolled in the agency’s Mental Health Residential Program. In all, 11 clients were displaced from their homes and lost all of their belongings as a result of the fire.
In response to the Brookhaven Apartment Fire, Brighter DeKalb Foundation launched the Residential Program Fire Relief Fund to aid DeKalb CSB residents affected by the June 3rd fire.
“Recovery and rebuilding can take some time,” said Dr. Joseph Bona, Chief Executive Officer of DeKalb CSB. “Although temporary housing has been secured for all the displaced clients, this fire completely destroyed all of their belongings—including furniture, clothes and personal items. This Fire Relief Fund will directly assist the victims with their immediate needs as they rebuild their lives and work toward their longer term recovery goals.”
Donations are tax deductible and will be used to purchase clothing, shoes, toiletries, furniture and other necessities. “We appreciate the community’s support as we help these individuals recover a sense of normalcy after the fire.”
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