An op-ed in the Winston-Salem Journal in response to an apartment fire in the city highlights the importance of renters insurance:
Investigators are looking into the cause of the fire. Residents are trying to go on with their lives, but that’s not easy. Property manager Lou Baldwin told the Journal that his company would return residents’ security deposits and June rent, so they could move into other apartments. That’s a start, at least, for residents like Samuel, who lost everything in the fire.
“It’s my first apartment,” he told the Journal. “Everything my son owned, I owned, my girlfriend owned – everything we owned is in the home and we have nothing at all. We’re starting from scratch, and it hurts a lot,” he said.
A sad reminder of the importance of taking out renter’s insurance.