Community collecting donations for families of Halifax fire

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HALIFAX, Pa. (WHTM) – There is a lot to be cleaned up in the 300 block of Armstrong Street where a fire ripped through four homes on Thursday night.

Bryan Scott, who was starting to help with clean up process, said the fire appeared to be devastating.

“The fire on the rear parts of the house is very, very substantial,” he said.

Twenty people, including 12 children, were forced out of their homes and remained out of their homes on Friday. Community members are already starting to help those impacted by the fire.

GoFundMe pages have been set up for the four families.

Carisa Witmer set up a fundraiser page for Doug and Shannon Clowes. She said Doug has been very involved with Halifax youth football.

“They have nowhere to go,” Whitmer said. “It’s kind of difficult.”

Donations for all four families will be accepted at a Saturday cheerleading event, called Rally in the Valley, at Upper Dauphin Area High School.

Witmer said all of the families need a little extra love.

“Just put [yourself] in their shoes, to be [homeless] at this time of year with Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up,” she said.

Donations can be dropped off at the Halifax Ambulance Building from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday.

You can find the GoFundMe pages here, here, here, and here.

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