Exactly one week ago a ten alarm fire ravaged the city of Cambridge and left multiple families homeless. Today, many are still struggling to get the help they need.
Rubble underneath a plastic tarp covers the space the Joseph and Emily Buswell used to call home. They lost their house in the fire last week and although they received money from the city, they are still looking for a new residence.
The Buswells also ran a daycare center out of their home and they’re worried about how this will impact the families who relied on them for childcare.
“What’s happening with the kids, how are they thinking? The parents, they in turn have to look for daycare now. It’s a ripple effect that goes all the way down the road we’re trying to alleviate,” Buswell says.
The couple is balancing trying to find somewhere to live in addition to keeping the daycare center open, but the task is proving to be difficult.
Three builds collapsed as a result of the fire and it appears more need to be demolished.
At this time the city of Cambridge is concentrating on helping lower income families rebuild after the fire but there are still 37 families without a home.