Warren County again rallies for those in need, recovery from tragedy

Published 6:17 pm Friday, January 10, 2020

The Warren County community again has rallied and, given the number of times we have been asked and challenged to do so, we are getting pretty good at it.

Within minutes of Building 9 at The Landings Apartments catching fire Monday non-profit organizations, churches, civic organizations and “regular old” citizens were rallying to offer aid to the 23 residents displaced.

In the days since, we have seen social media posts collecting clothes for the families affected, offering housing to those displaced and even helping hunt for pets reported missing after the fire.

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As we approach one-year anniversaries for one flood milestone after another, we are reminded that for all our faults, for all our petty disagreements, we are a community that cherishes and loves our neighbor. We are a community that will organize a meal train in a heartbeat and literally give the shirts off our backs for someone who needs it.

We are a community for the most part entrenched in our southern hospitality and Christian foundation. Do we show that all the time? No. But, we show it when it counts; when others are hurting and in need.

We continue to pray for those affected by Monday’s fire at The Landings Apartments. We know what you are going through is a struggle. But, thanks to the kind, loving hearts of those who call Warren County home, that struggle is made somewhat easier.