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Facebook Group Helps Residents Displaced By Meth-Related Fire, Explosion

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Facebook Group Helps Residents Displaced By Meth-Related Fire, Explosion

By Tiffany Johnson. CREATED Jul 31, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nashville residents have rallied around dozens of people displaced after a meth-related explosion and fire two weeks ago.

Volunteers from a group called "East Nashville Help" loaded up furniture Wednesday for two people who lost everything in the fire at the Alta Loma Apartments in Madison.

All of the items were donated by people throughout the community who wanted to help

On Saturday, July 19, fire tore through the apartment building after police said a meth lab exploded in one of the apartments. Two people were arrested in connection with the fire and explosion.

Due to contamination at the scene, 75 people were displaced.

Volunteers said they’re happy to be able to help people in need, and have seen how the group has grown with the help of social media.

“We ask for donations and we look for needy people and they contact us, and we try and help in any way we can-- money, school uniforms for kids, food, furniture,” said group founder Bari Miley.

For more information, go to the "East Nashville Help" Facebook page.

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