Melvin Brown came to Park Row Espresso every day in the morning and evening in Downtown Clinton. He was here on Tuesday night right before his home caught fire.
Now, he and his son are with the Red Cross as they've been left with almost nothing and a house that is unlivable. The coffee shop he spent so much time in is trying to collect clothing, money, and gift-cards--anything they can get to help out Melvin and his son. "He lost everything," Rachael Dowgos of Park Row Espresso says, "all the memories."
Dowgos says the Clinton community has been very generous thus far. Park Row Espresso is located on the corner of West Park Row and College Street in Clinton. They are accepting anything from gift cards to clothing.