Immediate Release



Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020                            Time:  4:45 p.m.

Email:     Contact:  Deborah Gaither – 256-328-9876



Pine Ridge Apartment Fire Recovery


Following yesterday’s devastating fire at Pine Ridge Apartments in Gadsden, Mayor Sherman Guyton said “we are so thankful that everyone is safe and we will assist them in their recovery”.   Due to the fire there are twenty-nine residents that need your assistance.  To help filter each of their immediate and long term needs several churches, volunteer groups and city agencies will be working together to do just that.


If you would like help and assist the residents quickly, please give a monetary donation of any amount to North Glencoe Baptist Church:  If you would like to give, you may TEXT any dollar amount along with the phrase “pineridge” to the number 84321 (if this is your first time using the giving system, simply follow the step by step instructions).


You may also give online directly at: or and select the “Pine Ridge Fire Fund” All donations given will go directly to help the individuals and families affected by the Pine Ridge Apartment fire.


Area churches are working to provide furniture and larger items while Etowah County VOAD will be working to meet more direct needs.



PLEASE REMEMBER to include “pineridge” with your text donation or select the “Pine Ridge Fire Fund” when giving.