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Fire Caused by Lightning Destroys Northport Apartment Complex

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Lightning struck Northport Apartments yesterday morning causing a fire that destroyed the affordable low-income senior housing apartment complex. Northport Apartments is located at 749 Streeter Drive, North Sioux City, South Dakota.

“We are grateful that everyone was safely evacuated from the building and no one was injured,” says Betty Oldenkamp, LSS President/CEO. “Residents are working with Red Cross to provide for immediate needs and relocation.”

The complex included 20 one-bedroom units and is managed by the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society.

LSS is on-site working with residents, insurance assessors, Good Samaritan Society and the Red Cross to make living arrangements for residents and address unmet needs.

Northport apartments is a low-income senior housing complex built in 2003 through the leadership and efforts of Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota, North Sioux City Economic Development Corporation, Department of Housing and Urban Development and Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines.

Only a few residents had renters insurance. Although it's free for those who need us, it does come at a cost. We need your help! Every dollar is needed and utilized to provide direct services.

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LSS Disaster Response Services
705 East 41st Street, Suite 200
Sioux Falls, SD  57105

In-Kind Gifts

HyVee and Walmart gift cards are best at this time. However if you have an idea or items to give and would like to visit with us, please contact:

LSS Development & Foundation
800-568-2401 or 605-444-7500
info@LssSD.org

Meet the Need Siouxland, Inc. is currently collecting and distributing in-kind support for Northport Apartment residents. Visit the Meet the Need Siouxland, Inc. website or call 712-577-0482 for a list of needed items and drop off location.

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