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W. Chicago fire victims moved by donations

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Vanessa Roth of Puenta del Pueblo talks with Timber Lakes resident Jose Rodriguez while volunteers Chuck Sahly of Winfield and Norberto Camargo of Bartlett move new furniture into the apartment of one of eight families who were living in the apartments damaged by a fire Nov. 4. Rodriguez lost his belongings in the fire and was waiting for his delivery -- but also was ready to help out.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

New and donated furniture was delivered Saturday to eight families living in Timber Lakes apartments damaged by fire Nov. 4

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Christopher Rangel, 12, watches as volunteer Marty Franklin of Wheaton helps move in new and donated furniture for his family at the Timber Lakes apartments in West Chicago on Saturday. Eight families were living in the apartments damaged by a fire on Nov. 4. Community Outreach Ministries and Wheaton Bible Church worked with the West Chicago community to gather and fund the replacement furniture.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Jose Rodriguez and his sons are one of eight families living in the apartments damaged by fire on November 4. Community Outreach Ministries and Wheaton Bible Church worked with the West Chicago community to gather and fund the replacement furniture.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Jose Rodriguez talks with Vanessa Roth of Puenta del Pueblo before his new replacement furniture is moved into his apartment at Timber Lakes. Rodriguez and his sons are one of the eight families who were living in the apartments damaged by fire Nov. 4. Community Outreach Ministries and Wheaton Bible Church worked with the West Chicago community to gather and fund the replacement furniture.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

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Juana Beltran holds her son, Alexis, 2, and watches as the Rev. Jeff Walser of Wheaton Bible Church helps move furniture into her apartment at the Timber Lakes complex in West Chicago on Saturday. Eight families were living in the apartments damaged by a fire on Nov. 4. Community Outreach Ministries and Wheaton Bible Church worked with the West Chicago community to gather and fund the replacement furniture.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Alexis Rangel, 2, plays in top part of a new curio cabinet delivered to his parents, Juana Beltran and Jose Rangel, on Saturday. They were one of eight families living in the apartments damaged by fire on Nov. 4. Community Outreach Ministries and Wheaton Bible Church worked with the West Chicago community to gather and fund the replacement furniture.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Jessica Cesar helps a volunteer move couch pillows into her building at the Timber Lakes apartments in West Chicago on Saturday. Eight families were living in the apartments damaged by fire Nov. 4. Community Outreach Ministries and Wheaton Bible Church worked with the West Chicago community to gather and fund the replacement furniture.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

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Donated furniture lifted the spirits of families living in a West Chicago apartment building that burned Nov. 4. Volunteers from Wheaton Bible Church and other organizations helped the residents, who were left with next to nothing.
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    • Vanessa Roth of Puenta del Pueblo talks with Timber Lakes resident Jose Rodriguez while volunteers Chuck Sahly of Winfield and Norberto Camargo of Bartlett move new furniture into the apartment of one of eight families who were living in the apartments damaged by a fire Nov. 4. Rodriguez lost his belongings in the fire and was waiting for his delivery  but also was ready to help out.
    •  New and donated furniture was delivered Saturday to eight families living in Timber Lakes apartments damaged by fire Nov. 4
    •  Christopher Rangel, 12, watches as volunteer Marty Franklin of Wheaton helps move in new and donated furniture for his family at the Timber Lakes apartments in West Chicago on Saturday. Eight families were living in the apartments damaged by a fire on Nov. 4. Community Outreach Ministries and Wheaton Bible Church worked with the West Chicago community to gather and fund the replacement furniture.
    •  Jose Rodriguez and his sons are one of eight families living in the apartments damaged by fire on November 4. Community Outreach Ministries and Wheaton Bible Church worked with the West Chicago community to gather and fund the replacement furniture.
    •  Jose Rodriguez talks with Vanessa Roth of Puenta del Pueblo before his new replacement furniture is moved into his apartment at Timber Lakes. Rodriguez and his sons are one of the eight families who were living in the apartments damaged by fire Nov. 4. Community Outreach Ministries and Wheaton Bible Church worked with the West Chicago community to gather and fund the replacement furniture.
    •  Juana Beltran holds her son, Alexis, 2, and watches as the Rev. Jeff Walser of Wheaton Bible Church helps move furniture into her apartment at the Timber Lakes complex in West Chicago on Saturday. Eight families were living in the apartments damaged by a fire on Nov. 4. Community Outreach Ministries and Wheaton Bible Church worked with the West Chicago community to gather and fund the replacement furniture.
    •  Alexis Rangel, 2, plays in top part of a new curio cabinet delivered to his parents, Juana Beltran and Jose Rangel, on Saturday. They were one of eight families living in the apartments damaged by fire on Nov. 4. Community Outreach Ministries and Wheaton Bible Church worked with the West Chicago community to gather and fund the replacement furniture.
    •  Jessica Cesar helps a volunteer move couch pillows into her building at the Timber Lakes apartments in West Chicago on Saturday. Eight families were living in the apartments damaged by fire Nov. 4. Community Outreach Ministries and Wheaton Bible Church worked with the West Chicago community to gather and fund the replacement furniture.
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