Yesterday marked one month since the recent fire at Parkside Apartments. We can’t express our gratitude enough for the tremendous teamwork by all those involved that night but we hope we can begin to recognize our heroes in this blog post. We’d like to share with you the list of fire departments as well as other organizations that were involved the night of the fire.
Of course, there were many other unsung heroes that night. Those that ran up and down the halls knocking on doors and making certain that everyone made it out of the building safe. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Many thanks to our entire team at Parkside as well. We’re so thankful for you! You responded with incredible efficiency to help all those affected. Our Facebook Page displayed just how truly thankful our residents are to live at such a great community with amazing staff. Thank you to the generous people within StuartCo as well that offered their help after the fire. We know that the Parkside staff appreciated your generous gift of time.
And so, here is a list of all those involved on the August 26th fire at Parkside Apartments: Plymouth, West Metro, Wayzata, Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Robinsdale, Brooklyn Center, St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Rogers, Excelsior, Eden Prairie Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Medicine Lake, Hamel, Loretto and Bloomington. Other organizations present: Salvation Army, Red Cross, Hennepin County Fire Investigations Team, State Fire Marshalls Office, Plymouth Police and North Memorial Ambulance. Again, thank you for all that you do!
But now, for some wonderful news! As of today, there is only one vacant apartment in the damaged building, so we’ve had 35 families move back into the building. Overall, 9 (WOW!) families were permanently displaced but have remained loyal to Parkside and have already moved into another apartment or are waiting for their new apartment home to come available. An additional 8 (!) families remained within the StuartCo portfolio, transferring to other sites. And as for further news on the building, our contractors will be working throughout the fall and winter on the reconstruction project, with high hopes of re-opening the west wing in Spring 2012.
We’d say it’s a pretty great note to end on with that news.