The three alarm-fire burned through three homes and left three dozen people homeless.

Some three dozen people were left homeless after a three-alarm fire burned through four buildings near 23rd and Capp streets on Saturday.

Mission organizer Nickolas Pagoulatos created a Facebook page with information on how to help those those affected by the fire:

The Dolores Shelter Program will accept clothing donations from 8-10pm [Sunday] and tomorrow December 31st, at 1050 South Van Ness [from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. and 8p.m.-10 p.m.]. Please separate your donations for men, women, and children into separate bags or boxes. We will arrange a time to invite those affected by the fire to come choose what they need, or we will take or to their temporary shelter. Thank you!

On 1/2/13 or later, you can bring donations to 938 Valencia St. between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

As I said earlier, the Dolores Shelter Program will make arrangements to get these donations to the affected people as soon as possible.

If you know of other relief efforts, let us know by emailing us at

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Rigoberto Hernandez is a journalism student at San Francisco State University. He has interned at The Oregonian and The Orange County Register, but prefers to report on the Mission District. In his spare time he can be found riding his bike around the city, going to Giants games and admiring the Stable building.

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    1. For now we are focusing on clothing and hygiene supplies. Please check the Facebook page for the latest updates. Thank you.

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  1. We need all the help you can give! It’s a crucial time for the community to come together!

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