The fire started at about
Time-lapse video taken from a nearby
The displaced businesses include Schmidty's Burgers,
By Tuesday afternoon, some 450 local residents and business owners had joined a Facebook group titled "Here to Help: CDA Business Fires." Dozens of people contributed to online fundraisers, while businesses organized events, promised to share their own proceeds and offered help with logistics, among other acts of generosity.
Calypsos Coffee Roasters, a popular
In another post, oil painter
"Emerge has done a lot of good for me and many other artists in our community," he wrote.
"We all support each other. It's kind of a little big community," said manager
Eight hair stylists who rented booths at
"I firmly believe in community over competition," Jackson said. "I just hope they know that a lot of us, especially those of us in the hair industry, we're here to help and want to see them get back on their feet."
"In the day and age of Amazon, if we don't help each other, we're all going to die," Nichols said. "We're trying to grow the network and all help each other like we used to in the good old days."
Some of the displaced businesses have sought help in their own ways, too.
Emerge, Schmidty's Burgers, 720 Haberdashery and the Coeur d'Alene Downtown Association started fundraisers on GoFundMe.com that had raised more than
A message on the GoFundMe page for 720 Haberdashery said insurance won't cover the cost of the fire damage. Shannon and
"The outpouring of support is overwhelming ... we thank you," the owners said in a Facebook post.
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