Peekskill community bands together after apartment fire
The Peekskill community banded together to make a difficult Thanksgiving for 100 residents a little easier.A local church decided to make Thanksgiving dinner Thursday afternoon for the residents left homeless after an apartment fire Tuesday.The fire department, Red Cross and local businesses are also pitching in for the residents at 141 Fremont Street. Businesses are accepting donations of furniture, clothing, food, etc. to help the residents get back on their feet. The Red Cross is providing shelter for those who have no one to stay with. Witnesses say the fire was caused by workers welding a fire escape, but Peekskill Fire Department officials have not confirmed whether that is the case.