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Friend Seeking Donations for Shorewood Family That Lost Nearly Everything in Duplex Fire

Clai Green has sent up a large donation box at her downtown Milwaukee business where community members can help the Shorewood family that lost everything in a fire Wednesday night.

A Shorewood family lost everything but their lives Wednesday night, when what officials believe was lightning struck their home on North Murray Avenue and set it ablaze.

A family friend Clai Green, owner of Luci Boutique, 532 N. Water St., has placed a large box outside of the store where those interested in helping the Shorewood family can donate items, Green told Milwaukee Magazine.

The store will be accepting donations all weekend and give all cash or donated items directly to the family. Additionally, a $1 cash donation with purchase at the boutique is appreciated, according to the magazine.

Sara Kaufman July 20, 2012 at 02:09 PM
So, since this story is on collecting donations, can any info be shared on the family and their needs? Kids? (Ages, boy/girl, etc.) Adults? Animals? Donations of money are always the most practical, especially at a time when you are displaced and slightly nomadic, but for those in the position to donate other than cash, sharing some details could rally a lot more help.
Sunrocket July 20, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Sara - if you click on the link about GREEN TOLD MILW MAG it will tell you their ages and sizes
CowDung July 20, 2012 at 02:40 PM
I will agree with what Sunrocket stated below about the errors on Patch. I think that Adam is actually one of the better editors. Other than the occasional typo, I think that he puts out professional work. There are definitely other editors at Patch that seem to be challenged in the areas of proper spelling, word usage and sentence structure...
EmpthyCursed July 20, 2012 at 05:54 PM
I had just seen Em that afternoon. I was floored to find out this happened. Thank you Patch and Milwaukee Magazine for posting this info to help the family out.
Dave July 22, 2012 at 08:07 PM
We also have a Facebook page for donations: http://www.facebook.com/3602Fund. Both families could use some help.

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