Collection to benefit those displaced by fire at Hamden apartment complex

February 22, 2022

Cheryl Cartier, manager of the Quinnipiac bookstore, stands by the collection

 Quinnipiac is doing its part in helping the victims of a Valentine’s Day fire in Hamden.

Cheryl Cartier, manager of the Quinnipiac bookstore, organized a collection drive to benefit residents who were displaced by a fire at a local apartment complex.

The university bookstore began collecting food, clothing, toiletries and toys on February 15. The items were delivered to the Keefe Community Center on Tuesday morning.

The donations will benefit the at least 50 people forced from their homes when a fire tore through an apartment complex at 42 Warner Street on February 14.

“I saw the fire on the news and felt horrible,” said Cartier. “We thought it would be a good idea for the university to do a collection for those displaced. The Quinnipiac community really stepped up.”

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