Hundreds raised for fire-hit South Side families
HUNDREDS of pounds have been raised to help the families affected by the devastating Pollokshields fire.
The corner section of the three-storey tenement on Albert Drive collapsed as a result of the blaze where the road meets Kenmure Street.
It’s estimated that up to 40 families are still displaced as a result of the blaze more than one week on, as demolition works to make the rest of the block safe.
Now, Pollokshields Community Council have set up a GoFundMe with plans to raise £3000.
More than £900 was raised by generous donors in under 24 hours.
Ameen Mohammed, chair of the community council, said: “Fortunately there were no casualties but people left their homes in the middle of the night with few belongings.
“Local charities, schools, and religious organisations are filling the gaps as the council looks to rehouse families.
“But families need clothing, day to day essentials, and money to get them through the next few weeks.
“The Community Council has set this campaign up and we really hope that everyone that reads this can give even one pound.”
Around 60 firefighters tackled the fire at it’s height after starting in in the Spice Garden shop at about 11.30pm on Sunday, November 10.
You can donate at www. gofundme.com/f/albert-drivefire-relief