Get Help / Give Help – Carriage Hill Fire

27 Feb

Get help or give help – Carriage Hill Fire

Ohio University is collecting donations on the fifth floor of Baker University Center for those affected by the Carriage Hill Apartments fire on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

2/27/17, Update: 12 p.m. – The University is collecting donations for those affected by the Carriage Hill Apartments fire throughout today. All donated items will be available to assist impacted students, faculty or staff for the duration of the week.

Ohio University is here to help.

Any affected students, faculty or staff who have not already connected with the University, and would like assistance, are welcome to contact the Dean of Students at 740.593.1800.

Counseling and Psychological Services support available: Those in need of additional support may call Counseling and Psychological Services 24 hours a day at 740.593.1616 to speak with a professional counselor.

To donate to students affected by the fire: Clothing and material donations may be dropped off at the 1804 Lounge in Baker University Center (fifth floor). To make a monetary donation, please visit Choose “Make a one-time gift,” then select “Ohio Parents and Family Endowment” from the dropdown menu. All donations made to that account this week will go directly to the students, faculty and staff affected by the fire.

To donate to community members affected by the fire: Please contact the American Red Cross of Southeast Ohio by calling 740-593-5273 or visiting

Wolf Tree Collective, 74 East State Street, Athens

Hours: 10 am-11:30 am and 5:30 pm-8 pm

Families are invited to share food and community Monday, Wednesday, Friday this week from 10:30-12. We will provide free coffee, tea, fresh fruit and snacks for people to take as needed in addition to meal type foods that will be served on site.

We are asking for simple healthy food donations. Ideas for snacks to donate that families can take off site:
– fresh fruit such as apples, bananas, oranges
– dried fruit and nuts
– instant oat meal
– bagels/muffins

We’re also looking for backpack donations.

If you’d like to bring food to be served during our Open Doors, soups, salads, or other meals that will serve wide dietary needs are encouraged. Bring hot food in a crock pot or let us know if you can bring hot food and we’ll find something to keep it hot.

Label your dishes if you want them back.

Other items needed:
Paper cups, bowls and napkins. We’ll let people know as time moves forward if we need more.

We are also collecting shoes & clothing for families. Please bring washed, ready to go donations during this time and we will have volunteers ready to help sort and deliver as needed. We will post needs of sizes as we receive details.

If we see the need to also collect other items, we will give updates. If families would like to start a wish list, we can have this on site for families to add to over time and we can continue to be a drop off site for donations.


Class A Sounds Car Stereos & Home Theater

Fundraiser! Please help the victims of yesterday’s fire at Carriage Hill Apartments in Athens Ohio. Over 50 people were affected by the fire and lost most if not all of their personal items. Class-A-Sounds & Athens IPhone Repair at 447 East State Street have partnered up with RedTail Designs at 94 Columbus Road to take Clothing Donations and gift card donations. If you would like to help please drop new or slight used clothing items at these locations and we will deliver the donations to the American Red Cross and Ohio University all week. Class-A-Sounds is open 10 am-6 pm Monday thru Friday for drop offs.


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