Cambridge Mayor's Fire Relief Fund

$739,018 of $500k goal

Raised by 8,736 people in 3 months
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Michele Kincaid
on behalf of Jeana Franconi
 CAMBRIDGE, MA
Firefighters from nearly 20 communities helped to battle a 10-Alarm fire in Cambridge involving eight buildings.  Mayor E. Denise Simmons has established a Mayor's Fire Relief Fund to assist the families and individuals directly impacted by this devastating fire.

Donations can also be made in person or by mail with a check made out to:

Mayor's Fire Relief Fund
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Gofundme account set up by:
Michele Kincaid
City of Cambridge Acting Treasurer

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Update 1
Posted by Michele Kincaid
3 months ago
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Cambridge Mayor Simmons and City Manager DePasquale say thank you.
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Dana Fuller
3 months ago

To everyone who has donated, thank you very much, it is great to see the community come together in such a time of need. I was a resident of 25 Berkshire and the city is tearing my house down as a result of the fire. The positive is that everyone made it out of this disaster safe and in good health! God bless you all

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Donna Johnson
3 months ago

I work at MIT. We received an e-mail from the Provost, Chancellor and VP of Finance that MIT will be making a donation.

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Steve LaMaster
3 months ago
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5

Too many to thank, and I echo the grateful thanks to responders, including fire and CPD. Because it has not been said before or enough, big thanks from the neighborhood to: 1. those of you sharing housing (you know who you are) 2. Rep. Marjorie Decker and Asst City Manager Lisa Petersen for the logistical support and care you gave families at the Frisoli immediately, during the fire 3. Maria Valente of Portugalia, who deployed her staff with delicious, hot soup and served it herself at the frisoli until the lights went out. 4. Councilor Tim Toomey, who showed up on Plymouth early Sunday morning, knew all affected by name, shared tears and offered practical support about resources available. I can't think of a another neighborhood I'd rather be living in.

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Thomas Hatch
3 months ago
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5

Has Harvard and/or MIT pitched in at all?

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Jamisean Patterson
3 months ago
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4

The Boy Scouts are accepting donations and gift cards on behalf of the Mayor's office and the Victims Fund! One Cameron Ave, North Cambridge. They will also do a collection of goods and clothing, probably in Jan/Feb. Right now the victims are spread out with hotel, family, friends. So there is really no place to collect and store items.

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Christina Jeffrey
3 months ago
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3

The support is overwhelming. I can't quite wrap my head around it... but thank you everyone.

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Camilla Laulund Christensen
3 months ago
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3

I am thankful that the Cambridge neighborhood is stepping up for these families. We have baby clothes and toys to share. Will call Salvation Army in Cambridge and plan a drop off. Does anyone know what else the families need? (apart from cash - will make a donation now).

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Kimori Isthetruth
3 months ago
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The city gov of Cambridge has not given 1c. You all have allowed the community to raise all this money and have not matched one single dollar. I believe that the city budget this year was over 440 MILLIO, so there's no excuse.

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Jennifer O Jenny
3 months ago
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2

I agree with Thomas Hatch ! Is Mit and Harvard going to donate? Please help by calling both University today to find out.

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Anthony Galluccio
3 months ago
2
2

Truly Touched by the donations. Devastating fire. Thank God for the first responders and all of you.

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Lyssa Cox
3 months ago
1
1

As of this very moment 1:00 pm Monday, December 5, 2016 only monitarity gifts will be received at the Salvation Army for those affected by the Cambridge Fire. Salvation Army said, they do not have the space for other items. However, there are binds on the 1st Floor at Cambridge City Hall that are taking material items, clothes, shoes, boots. Concerning personal care items: Body, Skin, Hair Cleansers, Toothpaste etc. you should call Cambridge City Hall and inquire.

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Lyssa Cox
3 months ago
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1

My heart goes out to all the families that lost their homes by the fire, smoke and water damage. I hope that the City will match the GO FUND Or ADD SUBSTANTIALLY TO AS WELL AS BUSINESSESS(LARGE AND SMALL), CHURCHES, HOSPITALS, INSTITUIONS/SCHOOLS, REAL ESTATE OWNERS because there are immediate financial and housing as well as emotional and mental support from what happen, those who had medicines they need to take etc., transportation, and more. Most of All Justice for those that caused this fire, other damage, emotional and mental impact to the families! All these families should be at the top of Cambridge Housing List, Affordable Housing Organization for Emergency Housing and I hope it happen quickly and fairly!

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Marilynn Stein Langley
3 months ago
1
1

Just called both numbers, Red Cross & Salvation Army. RC had no idea what I was talking about, Salvation Army only a recorded message about general donations. I would like to donate warm winter clothes to the folks in Cambridge----any advice? Thanks!

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Mary Rogers
3 months ago
1
1

People who have clothing or other items they want to donate to help the fire victims should contact the Salvation Army in Cambridge, MA. Their phone number is: (617) 547-3400. You may also want to contact The Red Cross in Boston at (617) 274-5200. They will tell you what is needed and where to drop them off. Hope this is helpful.

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Adrienne Pilarski
3 months ago

Clothing will be needed but as of now the mayor of Cambridge said the clothing drive will be set up soon

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Cindy Leblanc
3 months ago

I have clothing for Women also. Please message me on the inside of Facebook.

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Adrienne Pilarski
3 months ago

Patty monetary donations are needed now!!

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Mahesh Viswanathan
2 months ago

What about the homeless? Sitting next to a elderly homeless lady in Harvard Square. She's spent the last 1.5 hours making phone calls to get in on lotteries for a bed for the night. At 12:01am, a friend came through, got her a bed in Chinatown for $53/night. She's going to catch the train before service ends.

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Karen L. McManus
2 months ago

Hi there, On Sunday, January 8th at 2:00. Cheryl Sarchione Keane and I are holding a Zumbathon(tm) Charity Fundraiser to raise money for this cause. We both grew up in the neighborhood. ALL proceeds will go to this fundraiser. Attached is the event page if anyone would like to join us. https://www.facebook.com/events/1738527059798451/ Thanks, Karen and Cheryl

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Deborah Barrett Downes
2 months ago

Cambridge is a very special place. We are so lucky to live here and surrounded by such thoughtful, giving people. Our hope is that these donations will help to make these families' transitions to new homes a little easier.

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$739,018 of $500k goal

Raised by 8,736 people in 3 months
No Longer Accepting Donations
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Created December 3, 2016
MK
Michele Kincaid  
on behalf of Jeana Franconi
$400
Anonymous
2 months ago
WM
$640
Workbar Members
2 months ago

This donation is from the Workbar membership to show our support

BJ
$25
Billie Jo Joy
2 months ago
TC
$33
Tricia Choi
2 months ago
$25
Anonymous
2 months ago
JG
$100
Jennifer Graf
2 months ago

In honor of J.Glover Taylor (by OLobo & JGraf)

DG
$100
Denise Gilardone
2 months ago
$50
Anonymous
2 months ago
$10
Anonymous
2 months ago
MS
$223
Musica Sacra
2 months ago
1
1

Musica Sacra, a choral group from Cambridge, donated 50% of our December CD sale revenue to this fund. Our thoughts are with our neighbors who lost their homes.

Dana Fuller
3 months ago

To everyone who has donated, thank you very much, it is great to see the community come together in such a time of need. I was a resident of 25 Berkshire and the city is tearing my house down as a result of the fire. The positive is that everyone made it out of this disaster safe and in good health! God bless you all

+ Read More
Donna Johnson
3 months ago

I work at MIT. We received an e-mail from the Provost, Chancellor and VP of Finance that MIT will be making a donation.

+ Read More
Steve LaMaster
3 months ago
5
5

Too many to thank, and I echo the grateful thanks to responders, including fire and CPD. Because it has not been said before or enough, big thanks from the neighborhood to: 1. those of you sharing housing (you know who you are) 2. Rep. Marjorie Decker and Asst City Manager Lisa Petersen for the logistical support and care you gave families at the Frisoli immediately, during the fire 3. Maria Valente of Portugalia, who deployed her staff with delicious, hot soup and served it herself at the frisoli until the lights went out. 4. Councilor Tim Toomey, who showed up on Plymouth early Sunday morning, knew all affected by name, shared tears and offered practical support about resources available. I can't think of a another neighborhood I'd rather be living in.

+ Read More
Thomas Hatch
3 months ago
5
5

Has Harvard and/or MIT pitched in at all?

+ Read More
Jamisean Patterson
3 months ago
4
4

The Boy Scouts are accepting donations and gift cards on behalf of the Mayor's office and the Victims Fund! One Cameron Ave, North Cambridge. They will also do a collection of goods and clothing, probably in Jan/Feb. Right now the victims are spread out with hotel, family, friends. So there is really no place to collect and store items.

+ Read More
Christina Jeffrey
3 months ago
3
3

The support is overwhelming. I can't quite wrap my head around it... but thank you everyone.

+ Read More
Camilla Laulund Christensen
3 months ago
3
3

I am thankful that the Cambridge neighborhood is stepping up for these families. We have baby clothes and toys to share. Will call Salvation Army in Cambridge and plan a drop off. Does anyone know what else the families need? (apart from cash - will make a donation now).

+ Read More
Kimori Isthetruth
3 months ago
2
2

The city gov of Cambridge has not given 1c. You all have allowed the community to raise all this money and have not matched one single dollar. I believe that the city budget this year was over 440 MILLIO, so there's no excuse.

+ Read More
Jennifer O Jenny
3 months ago
2
2

I agree with Thomas Hatch ! Is Mit and Harvard going to donate? Please help by calling both University today to find out.

+ Read More
Anthony Galluccio
3 months ago
2
2

Truly Touched by the donations. Devastating fire. Thank God for the first responders and all of you.

+ Read More
Lyssa Cox
3 months ago
1
1

As of this very moment 1:00 pm Monday, December 5, 2016 only monitarity gifts will be received at the Salvation Army for those affected by the Cambridge Fire. Salvation Army said, they do not have the space for other items. However, there are binds on the 1st Floor at Cambridge City Hall that are taking material items, clothes, shoes, boots. Concerning personal care items: Body, Skin, Hair Cleansers, Toothpaste etc. you should call Cambridge City Hall and inquire.

+ Read More
Lyssa Cox
3 months ago
1
1

My heart goes out to all the families that lost their homes by the fire, smoke and water damage. I hope that the City will match the GO FUND Or ADD SUBSTANTIALLY TO AS WELL AS BUSINESSESS(LARGE AND SMALL), CHURCHES, HOSPITALS, INSTITUIONS/SCHOOLS, REAL ESTATE OWNERS because there are immediate financial and housing as well as emotional and mental support from what happen, those who had medicines they need to take etc., transportation, and more. Most of All Justice for those that caused this fire, other damage, emotional and mental impact to the families! All these families should be at the top of Cambridge Housing List, Affordable Housing Organization for Emergency Housing and I hope it happen quickly and fairly!

+ Read More
Marilynn Stein Langley
3 months ago
1
1

Just called both numbers, Red Cross & Salvation Army. RC had no idea what I was talking about, Salvation Army only a recorded message about general donations. I would like to donate warm winter clothes to the folks in Cambridge----any advice? Thanks!

+ Read More
Mary Rogers
3 months ago
1
1

People who have clothing or other items they want to donate to help the fire victims should contact the Salvation Army in Cambridge, MA. Their phone number is: (617) 547-3400. You may also want to contact The Red Cross in Boston at (617) 274-5200. They will tell you what is needed and where to drop them off. Hope this is helpful.

+ Read More
Adrienne Pilarski
3 months ago

Clothing will be needed but as of now the mayor of Cambridge said the clothing drive will be set up soon

+ Read More
Cindy Leblanc
3 months ago

I have clothing for Women also. Please message me on the inside of Facebook.

+ Read More
Adrienne Pilarski
3 months ago

Patty monetary donations are needed now!!

+ Read More
Mahesh Viswanathan
2 months ago

What about the homeless? Sitting next to a elderly homeless lady in Harvard Square. She's spent the last 1.5 hours making phone calls to get in on lotteries for a bed for the night. At 12:01am, a friend came through, got her a bed in Chinatown for $53/night. She's going to catch the train before service ends.

+ Read More
Karen L. McManus
2 months ago

Hi there, On Sunday, January 8th at 2:00. Cheryl Sarchione Keane and I are holding a Zumbathon(tm) Charity Fundraiser to raise money for this cause. We both grew up in the neighborhood. ALL proceeds will go to this fundraiser. Attached is the event page if anyone would like to join us. https://www.facebook.com/events/1738527059798451/ Thanks, Karen and Cheryl

+ Read More
Deborah Barrett Downes
2 months ago

Cambridge is a very special place. We are so lucky to live here and surrounded by such thoughtful, giving people. Our hope is that these donations will help to make these families' transitions to new homes a little easier.

+ Read More
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