Redwood City officials were asking Saturday for the public's help for families who lost everything in an apartment building fire in the unincorporated North Fair Oaks neighborhood last week.
The fire at the five-unit apartment building early Wednesday morning left two residents with minor injuries and displaced 26 people, according to fire and city officials.
The American Red Cross was providing temporary housing for the residents, but local Salvation Army representatives say the residents don't have a change of clothes or various other personal items.
The Salvation Army were collecting clothing and gift cards for the displaced residents. The families include three sets of parents, two grandparents, infant twin girls, four boys ranging from 5 to 11 years old and a 13-year-old girl.
The organization was also planning a fundraiser for the displaced residents.
Those who were interested in donating are asked to contact Salvation Army representative Bonnie Miller at (650) 368-4643 or at (650) 280-4266.
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