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Businesses Come Together To Help Displaced Apartment Residents After Dallas Crane Collapse


10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR THE SHOOTING. THE FOLLOWING YEAR A OFFICER SHOT A WOMAN DURING A TRAFFIC STOP AFTER SHE SHOT HIM IN THE CHEST. HIS BULLETPROOF VEST SAVED HIS LIFE. ALONG WITH SUNDAY’S DEADLY CRANE COLLAPSE MOST RENTERS ONLY HAD 10-15 MINUTES TO GRAB WHAT THEY COULD BUT NOW SEVERAL LOCAL BUSINESSES ARE TRYING TO HELP. AARON IS LIVE WITH THE HELP THAT IS BEING OFFERED. THOSE LOCAL BUSINESSES ARE WORKING TO GET DISPLACED RESIDENTS HOOKED UP WITH THINGS LIKE CLOTHING, TOILETRIES AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS. YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THESE VOLUNTEERS WORKING HARD BEHIND ME SORTING THROUGH ALL OF THESE ITEMS AND THEY ARE ASKING THE COMMUNITY TO DONATE ITEMS. TODAY WE MET ONE RESIDENT WHO WASN’T ALLOWED TO GET ANYTHING AND SHE TOLD US HOW MEANINGFUL THIS IS. I RAN INTO A TON OF TEXT MESSAGES BECAUSE MY UNIT WAS DIRECTLY AFFECTED. AS THE CRANE COLLAPSED THIS RESIDENT WAS ON A PLANE HEADING HOME FROM VACATION. I THINK I WAS JUST IN COMPLETE SHOCK OF IS THIS HAPPENING AND HOW BAD IS IT. SHE LEARNED HER APARTMENT WAS IN THE DIRECT LINE OF DESTRUCTION. SHE HASN’T SEEN IT SINCE. I REALLY DON’T HAVE ANYTHING OTHER THAN WHAT I HAD ON THE TRIP. I THOUGHT WE HAVE TO HELP THEM AND A BUNCH OF SMALL BUSINESSES ARE COMING TOGETHER TO HELP. SEVERAL BUSINESSES ARE NOW COLLECTING CLOTHING, TOILETRIES AND OTHER ITEMS. THIS ALSO NEEDS TO BE STEAMED. VOLUNTEERS ARE ORGANIZING INDUSTRY LEADING DONATIONS INCLUDING THIS WARDROBE POP UP SHOP WHERE RESIDENTS CAN SHOP. THE OPERATION IS EXPECTED TO LAST AT LEAST SIX WEEKS. I THINK IT IS AMAZING BECAUSE YOU ALWAYS WONDER IF SOMETHING WERE TO HAPPEN TO ME WHO WOULD BE THERE FOR YOU AND YOU DON’T REALIZE WHEN SOMETHING HAPPENS HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE THERE FOR YOU. I THINK IT HAS BEEN HUGE. ON TOP OF ALL OF THIS FRITO WORKING SPACE AND FITNESS CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS AND WE HAVE THAT INFORMATION AND A LIST OF

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