Update: June 6, 2023
We are continuing to raise donations to help the families affected by a large fire that occurred at Windhaven Condominium Complex in the Village of Palatine, Illinois, on Sunday, March 19.
This devastating fire displaced thirty-five families from 24 units. Each of these families lost their home, belongings, and vehicles. Several of these families are still living in a hotel due to difficulty in securing affordable housing.
Lutheran Church Charities has partnered with Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and Partners for Our Community (POC) to provide security deposits and rental assistance for eleven displaced families thus far. Each of these families could not have moved out of the hotel and into a new apartment without generous donors. We hope to continue to assist a few more families as requested.
Cristina Correa, Community Engagement Coordinator, expressed her appreciation for our support. “We are excited that families are finding apartments in the area and that you have so willingly partnered with us to provide for these residents' housing needs. Many thanks for all your help.”
On Sunday, March 19, a large fire occurred at Windhaven Condominium Complex in the Village of Palatine, Illinois. This devastating fire has displaced thirty-five families from 24 units. Each of these families have lost their home, belongings, and vehicles. Currently, they are all temporarily staying in hotels or with family until more permanent housing arrangements can be arranged. The damage was extensive, so this will be a long rebuild and recovery period.