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Local resident lending a helping hand to Springfield fire victims

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM)) -

When the fire on Belmont Avenue on March 18th forced up to 80 people from their homes, it also took the lives of a father and his two children.

Keno White was so heartbroken over this incident, he decided to do something about it.

It was a difficult fire because of the strong winds acting as an inferno.

Some people jumped from windows to survive.

When Keno White heard about this, he was devastated and had to do something about it.

“It’s our job to help lift each other up and put them back on track,” says Keno.

He collected donations of blankets, shoes and clothes, but this was not just open to people who lost their possessions in the fire.

Keno encouraged anyone who needed something to keep them clothed to come and take what they needed

“Our goal is not only to give back, clothing,” Keno continued. “But to show motivation and inspire the city to take a leadership role.”

Kino tells Western Mass News he wants to encourage others in the community to get out and help their neighbors.

Everyone can do something for someone else.

They are not accepting any donations and said a good amount of families came in today to get things they need.

He says they look forward to possibly hosting another event in the future.

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