SHELTON - Shelton donation sites say they're overwhelmed with the outpouring of support for victims of a fire that destroyed more than 20 apartments and businesses last week.

Volunteers say they're grateful for the food, clothing and supplies that have come in to support the families, but rebuilding the apartments and stores is now a priority.

The Echo Hose Hook and Ladder Volunteer Fire Department, which has been accepting donations, now says it needs cash to help displaced tenants place deposits on new apartments and for business owners to rebuild their stores. The Oxford Academy of Hair Design in Seymour is also helping out, with all the proceeds from haircuts today going to the Howe Avenue Relief Fund.

The Small Business Association and representatives of the federal government were also in town today to help businesses and homeowners without insurance.