MILWAUKEE -- Dozens of families are recovering from a massive weekend apartment fire in West Allis.
"At about like 7 in the morning everybody came through banging in the door talking about it, 'get out,'" Ellis Reeder recounts.
Reeder is just one of many Morgan Grove residents displaced by the Saturday morning fire.
"Right now we're in an apartment [until we get back on our feet]," Reeder continued.
To help residents like Reeder and his family, the West Allis-West Milwaukee school district released a letter Monday highlighting efforts to help families displace by the fire, offering clothes and other essentials they might need. According to the district, many of the displaced families have students who attend its schools.
"It's a devastating event so in any way we can support, that's what we're here for," Chad Krupar said.
Chad Krupar is the principal at Horace Mann Elementary School - one of the schools in the district hosting a "community closet" to assist families during moments of devastation.
"When a fire like this happens we want to reach out and help people anyway we can," Krupar continued.
According to the Red Cross, 18 residents recovering from the fire filed financial support cases in order to receive additional help.
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