Romeich starts campaign to assist fire victims
Businessman Romeich Major has started a campaign to offer assistance to those affected by the recent fire at the Walker's Place of Safety.
Flames gutted the establishment earlier this week, claiming the lives of two wards and displacing another 34.
Romeich said the idea actually came about after two of his employees decided to help out on their own.
"We have a group and they were messaging, saying we should do what we can to help. As the head of the group I decided it was a good idea and we just started to get the message out there," he said.
Romeich said he grew up in Waltham Park, around many people who 'didn't have it'.
"I may not have known what it is to be hungry but I know what it is to want things and do without," he said.
Romeich added that he will be accepting everything from canned goods to clothes and toiletries to carry to the wards. Monetary contributions are also welcome.
"If a even book and pencil, bring it come. The worst thing is when you need something and can't have it. Notice I said need because that's different from want. These children need these things and they need our help to get them," he said. "Right now my team and I are looking about things to donate ourselves. Shenseea getting some things together and I'm trying to get some of the corporate companies to donate water and other items. This is going to take all of us and I know if we do it together it can be done."
The drive will go up until January 30 where all the items collected will be handed over to the children.
Persons interested in making donations can call 371-2150 to arrange pickup or drop off.