‘This is the Baltimore people need to see’: Donations pour into Northwest Baltimore neighborhood following fatal explosion
A day after a deadly explosion leveled three homes in Northwest Baltimore, people from far-away counties and neighboring states arrived at the blast site Tuesday en masse with a bounty of water, food, clothes and toiletries for victims.
The cascade of donations so overwhelmed disaster response organizations on-site that some asked the Good Samaritans to hold off making in-kind donations. The gestures echoed similar tales of heroism and community spirit following the disaster.
Some volunteers remarked they had not seen the same level of community unity since Sept. 11, 2001. “This is the Baltimore people need to see,” said Ruwaydah Amin, a Baltimore resident who was helping to sort the donations Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of an Applebee’s restaurant.
Source: Baltimore Sun
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