All of the families living at the 49 unit Fountains on Carriageway Condos in Rolling Meadows are without a permanent home after a fire ravaged the entire building on the night of March 4. The association management company, Associa Chicagoland, is helping those displaced residents in multiple ways, along with help from the local community.
“It’s been absolutely amazing to see the Associa family, caring community members and other organizations come together for these families in their time of need,” says Associa Chicagoland Vice President Annette Byrd. “It’s a tough situation, but in the days since the fire there have been so many people offering assistance so many ways it just brings me joy to see neighbors helping neighbors.”
This past weekend Associa Chicagoland employees along with Lincoln Hancock Restoration personnel helped residents salvage what they could from the charred building. A mass community notification system has been set-up to keep the residents and landlords informed about the next steps towards recovery.
“Associa has been outstanding to work with and very accommodating to us every step of the way,” says Rolling Meadows Deputy Fire Chief Terry Valentino. “I was also very impressed at the quick progress made by the restoration company Lincoln Hancock.”
In addition, Associa Chicagoland employees have been collecting and organizing donations from friends, family members, industry partners and the community. Associa Cares, a non-profit disaster relief foundation, will be pledging close to $50,000 to assist the affected families which will allow them to purchase items they may need during this time.
Along with monetary assistance, donations have been coming in the form of items like food, jackets, toiletries, shoes and toys. If you are interested in making a tax deductible donation, specific to displaced residents at this community go to Associa Cares at www.associacares.com.
Building and managing successful communities for more than 35 years, Associa is the worldwide leader in community management with over 9,000 employees operating more than 170 branch offices in the United States, Mexico, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. Based in Dallas, Texas, our industry expertise, financial strength, and innovation meet the unique needs of clients across the world with customized services and solutions designed to help communities achieve their vision. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to www.associaonline.com or www.associacares.com.