A community in Cincinnati is rallying to help 12 families who were displaced by an apartment fire in Delhi Township on Sunday. The fire broke out at Glenhaven Apartments around 2:40 a.m., leaving the families with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Witnesses described seeing smoke billowing from the building, but thankfully, no one was injured.
Ally Magiliano, owner of ASAP Custom Prints and Apparel, was alerted to the fire by a neighbor and immediately sprang into action. Despite attempts to use fire extinguishers, the smoke was too thick to allow access to the affected floors. Magiliano knew she had to do something to help these families in need, so she turned to social media for assistance. She started a Facebook page where people could donate clothes, toiletries, sheets, towels, and other essentials for the victims. She also set up a collection box at her print shop where people could drop off school supplies and clothes for the children to get through the next week.
Delshire Elementary School is also doing its part by gathering gift cards for parents to use for food and gas as they work with the Red Cross. Anyone with donations can take them to ASAP Custom Prints and Apparel or Delshire Elementary School. The community is coming together in a big way to support these families during their time of need.