LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- So many donations have come in for the victims of the Lewiston fires, the Salvation Army needed to make more space.
The Lewiston office at 67 Park Street has turned its downstairs gymnasium into a food pantry for Lewiston fire victims.
They are also stocking household items there. The expanded space is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will stay open for the weeks to come, as fire victims find new housing.
"Once they go into the new apartment, the thought is, 'I've lost everything. I don't have a turkey baster, I don't have a cookie sheet, I don't have towels, I don't have washcloths, I don't have anything,'" said Lt. Jason Brake, from the Lewiston Salvation Army, "so putting the pieces back together is a long term process."
At the YWCA of Central Maine, space is also at a premium.