Friends and associates of victims of a house fire at 45 S. Adelaide have set up a gofundme site to help the residents of the house who lost everything in the multi-alarm fire midday on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. As of Wednesday, July 27, 2017, $2,156 of $10k goal has been raised.
According to the gofundme site, all three victims were Highland Park residents – one currently works at a Raritan Avenue businesses and another worked at a downtown HP business until very recently.
Highland Park Police Captain Scott Golden reported that the police rescued two residents who jumped from the second story of the multi-family home. The two residents, plus a third resident, plus a police officer were taken to Robert Wood Johnson UniversityhHospital inNew Brunswick for treatment of non life-threatening injuries. On Wednesday, July 27, Capt. Golden reported that all the victims and the police officer had been released from the hospital. More details will become available as the investigation proceeds.
“Our neighbors have lost everything they own and now they need our help!,” stated the gofundme site. “Highland Parkers are always so generous to those in need, and so many people have asked how they can help….We decided to set up a fundraising page so the victims of the fire can buy new clothes, pay for hotel rooms, buy food, etc…..Monetary donations are the most valuable. If you want to donate cash, you can donate via this site. If you want to bring gift cards (Amex/Visa gift cards, as well as gift cards to local restaurants and local stores), you can drop them off at the following “donation stations”: Linx8 Computers, Pino’s, or Over the Moon Toys