A day after a raging fire displaced five families from their apartment building, several different organizations began to pitch in to help them get back on their feet.

The Berkshire Eagle  reports that Rev. Dave Anderson, pastor of the First Baptist Church of North Adams and fire department chaplain, is working as a liaison to help the victims from Tuesday’s fire on Houghton Street find emergency housing.

Anderson is also coordinating various fundraising campaigns.

Anderson says that Randy Ransford, the owner of the property, has a few vacant apartments where he will try to house at least the families with children.

There is at least one online campaign, and at least two local restaurants are seeking donations.

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