Donations began being collected at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Good Will Fire Company. By 1:30 p.m., the senior center said they have received so many donations, they cannot take in anymore.
Local hurricane aid group 'Trucks2' who organized the donation drive posted the following to their Facebook page, "Ladies and gentlemen,the outpouring of donations and support has been overwhelming. At this time we are at maximum capacity and will be ENDING THIS DONATION DRIVE AT 3pm!! We thank you for your generosity and request that all scheduled volunteers report to the firehouse for sorting and packing this afternoon and evening."
Those who stopped by donated walkers, clothes, toiletries, and more that was on the list of the much needed items to help the victims of the devastating fire.
Ted Hartz of Good Will Fire Company said, "It's a great thing to see everyone come together when something like this happens."
“I feel like we hit the lottery” woman says as she picks up necessities for her mother who was displaced by Barclay Friends Fire on Thursday. Firehouse is packed with donations from community members. Everything from walkers, coats, socks were donated. @6abc— Jeannette Reyes (@6abcJeannette) November 20, 2017
Hartz is the president of the Good Will Fire Company, but he's also part of 'Trucks2.'
"If we're going to do something for people in Texas and Florida and Puerto Rico, we've got to do something for people where we live," Hartz said.
Firefighters were called to the Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. The massive five-alarm fire forced residents out into the cold.
Officials say 27 people were injured, but say others are still unaccounted for.
Bob Lindner says he found his father alone on the sidewalk.
"Wrapped up in blankets, cold and scared," he said.
Lindner says he had those blankets because of nurses and nearby neighbors. But officials say the need is even greater now.
Families of residents in need are invited to pick up the donated supplies on Monday between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
The cause of this fire is still unknown.
Send a breaking news alert
Report a correction or typo
Learn more about the 6abc apps