Michele Bachmann
For those who may be reading from outside the district, more than 120 people were displaced from their homes Saturday when a fire destroyed the 60-unit Lions Park Apartments in Elk River, Minnesota. Luckily, no one was injured in the blaze, but so many people lost their homes and their belongings.

Here is a link to the Elk River City website for folks affected by the incident and for those citizens who are looking to help. Information about giving and receiving donations is provided below.

Donations:

Alliance Church, 829 School Street, will be open every day through Sunday, September 28, from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., to allow fire victims to receive household items. They will also be accepting donations from citizens.

The following items, in particular, are needed:

Household items - there is no need for clothing at this time but household items are still needed.

Monetary donations- The Bank of Elk River is accepting monetary donations. Please make checks payable to "ER Fire Victims." You may also mail your donations to Hope Filled Hands, PO Box 150, Elk River, MN 55330. The Red Cross is also accepting donations.

Food donations - CAER is in high need for food donations. You may drop them off at 19279 Watson Street NW, Elk River. You may also drop off food donations at Alliance Church, between the hours of 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. The church is located at 829 School Street, Elk River.