86 Senior Residents Displaced and Need Help
Displaced on Christmas Day
86 Residents at the Magnolia Senior Apartments on Beatties Ford Road in Charlotte were told to leave their apartments after a water leak on Christmas Day affected several units.
These residents were left with nowhere to go until two local nonprofits, Champion House of Care and Greenbox Solutions came in to help them navigate temporary housing, food and care during this difficult time. The county has put them in hotels until the end of the month but they don’t know where they will be after this month.
The residents had to leave their apartments quickly so they were not able to bring many of their personal items and they have not been allowed back in. They have a high need for:
- Warm clothing, coats, shoes, underwear, socks and t-shirts
- Toiletry items such as body wash, deodorant toothpaste, razors
- Food items that can be made in a hotel room (oatmeal, snacks) and water bottles
- Cleaning supplies, storage bins and laundry detergent
- Gift cards to Walmart, Food Lion, CVS, Walgreens
You can purchase items to help these seniors through this amazon wish list - WishList
Items will be shipped directly to Champion House of Care nonprofit for dispersal. Janette from Champion House of Care is visiting these residents every single day.
If you have other items to donate such as microwaves, furniture or questions about how can help, please reach out to Greenbox Solutions, Erin Welborn (email@example.com) or Champion House of Care, Janette Kinard (firstname.lastname@example.org).