Two weeks ago, a fire at the Emmons Jr. apartment building in Huntington killed nine people and left dozens of survivors homeless. On Saturday, some of those survivors, firefighters and volunteers who helped out that night gathered to console each other and say thanks.
Victims of the Emmons apartment fire remembered through songs, through silence, and through strength.
Flowers lay to honor them, cameras showed up to tell their stories, and strangers remembered. For those in the fire department who fought to save lives that night, Saturday afternoon offered a time to reflect as the heavens looked down on them.
It was healing that starts one prayer, one song, and one hug at a time.
Salvation Army Captain Mullins says despite some water and smoke damage to the Salvation Army office, they are not letting that stop them from helping. They are still collecting donations to help those affected by the fire.