Donations pour in after fire destroys apartment building during winter storm


Mom in the Air Force will get help from sporting group for service members.

SAN ANTONIO — In the midst of a historic winter storm, 130 folks discover themselves out in the chilly; their houses, up in flames. More than 12 hours later, the odor of smoke lingers in the air as firefighters nonetheless work the scene.

One of the residents, an active-duty service member in the Air Force advised a coworker she was searching for garments for herself and diapers for her 9-month-old child.

“I was contacted this morning by someone from her unit, an active duty Air Force service member about the apartment fire,” stated Mike Barker, the founding father of Heroes Sports.

He stated the mission of Heroes Sports, which is a 501c3 non-profit group, is to assist veterans and repair members via sports activities, outside, and recreation. Occasionally, they provide assist in different methods.

In lower than a day, their group have raised greater than ten thousand {dollars} via Facebook alone

“I just put out the call to action on our Facebook page,” Barker stated. “The amount of support has been tremendous.”

They additionally took donations of personal gadgets. They are gathering garments for the feminine service member, who wears medium dimension garments and 8-1/2 sneakers. Her 9-month outdated son wears 12-months to 18-month-old clothes.

Barker says that donations to this effort have come from folks all around the world. He says he’s notably impressed with the assist from proper right here in San Antonio, particularly now.

“So many people have been without power and water this week here in San Antonio and they’re still giving,” he stated.


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