Heidi Stevens' column about a family, a fire, and friends.

Thank you to Chicago Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens for covering the story of Mayra Jackson's family, who lost everything when an early-morning fire gutted their apartment last Wednesday, and the immediate and ongoing outpouring of support they've received from fellow Evanstonians.


Heidi's story was JUST published online, and will appear in the Trib's print edition tomorrow.


Please read it here!


Click here to donate to the #JacksonFamilyFireFund;

Find out what else the family needs; and


Help Mayra replenish her art supplies.


Jill Miller, second left, and her daughters, Annie, 15, far left, and Macy, 13, far right, visit with Mayra Jackson, center, her son Jordan, 9, and husband, Latwian, at the home of Ivette Camarano, back left, where the Jacksons are staying in Evanston on Dec. 29, 2020. Jill Miller and her family sheltered the Jackson family after a fire on Dec. 23, 2020. (Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune)

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