Radiothon on Tuesday will benefit victims of Detroit apartment building fire

Published On: Mar 10 2014 03:45:02 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 11 2014 11:43:07 AM EDT

They have been left without homes and clothes, but community members are pulling together to help these victims.


A day-long radiothon on Tuesday will benefit the victims who lost their homes in a massive Detroit apartment building fire.

St. Vincent de Paul and Radio One have teamed up to broadcast the fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Listeners can donate to the Jason Complex Fire Victims Relief Fund by calling 877 ST VINCE (788-4623) or by dropping off donations (everything from clothing to furniture) at any of the 12 St. Vincent de Paul Thrift stores throughout Southeast Michigan. 

For locations, click here

Read:Ways to help Jason Manor victims

The Detroit Fire Department has confirmed that arson is to blame for the fire at the apartment building on the city's west side.

Flames ripped through Jason Manor last Wednesday morning, forcing some residents to jump from windows to escape.

Fire Commissioner Jonathan Jackson said an accelerant was found in the rubble.

Local 4 Defenders are learning the fire may have been retaliation for a resident who called police to report an alleged sexual assault.

At 3:30 a.m., Detroit police said they responded to a complaint of a loud party and the possible sexual assault involving a 19-year-old.

At 5:55 a.m., the building manager called 911 to report the fire.

The building was fully engulfed in less than five minutes.

Slideshow: Pictures from the scene of the Jason Manor fire


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