Cambridge Mayor's Fire Relief Fund

$623,452 of $500k goal

Raised by 8,026 people in 6 days
MK
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

Looking to verify this is the City of Cambridge? Direct message @CambMA on twitter or CambridgeMA.Gov on Facebook
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Update 1
Posted by Michele Kincaid
1 day ago
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Cambridge Mayor Simmons and City Manager DePasquale say thank you.
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Dana Fuller
5 days 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
4 days ago
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9

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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Thomas Hatch
4 days ago
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5

Has Harvard and/or MIT pitched in at all?

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Steve LaMaster
1 day ago
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4

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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Jamisean Patterson
4 days 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
2 days ago
3
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
4 days 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).

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Kimori Isthetruth
2 days 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.

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Jennifer O Jenny
3 days 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.

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Anthony Galluccio
5 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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!

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Marilynn Stein Langley
4 days 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
5 days ago

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
5 days 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
5 days ago

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

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Adrienne Pilarski
6 days ago

Patty monetary donations are needed now!!

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Yasemin Isler
5 hours ago

I had seen a couple of suggestions to vote (deadline today) for the participatory budgeting funds ($800k) to be transferred to this fund. Has anyone heard of a way to follow this idea through?

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Evan Underwood
9 hours ago

Would you mind checking this out and spreading the word just type in "the-emergency-relief" after the last slash any amount over will be donated to the Army Emergency Relief fund and national military family association

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Evan Underwood
10 hours ago

Would you mind checking this one out and spreading the word any amount over will be donated to the Army Emergency Relief fund and national military family association

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$623,452 of $500k goal

Raised by 8,026 people in 6 days
Created December 03, 2016
MK
Michele Kincaid  
on behalf of Jeana Franconi
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Anonymous
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$50
Anonymous
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$30
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$50
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John May
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$50
Alison Smizer
3 hours ago
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$10
Ahmed Ewing
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$100
Eve Manz
4 hours ago
Dana Fuller
5 days 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
4 days ago
9
9

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
Thomas Hatch
4 days ago
5
5

Has Harvard and/or MIT pitched in at all?

+ Read More
Steve LaMaster
1 day ago
4
4

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
Jamisean Patterson
4 days 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
2 days 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
4 days 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
2 days 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 days 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
5 days ago
2
2

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

+ Read More
Lyssa Cox
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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
5 days ago

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
5 days 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
5 days ago

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

+ Read More
Adrienne Pilarski
6 days ago

Patty monetary donations are needed now!!

+ Read More
Yasemin Isler
5 hours ago

I had seen a couple of suggestions to vote (deadline today) for the participatory budgeting funds ($800k) to be transferred to this fund. Has anyone heard of a way to follow this idea through?

+ Read More
Evan Underwood
9 hours ago

Would you mind checking this out and spreading the word just type in "the-emergency-relief" after the last slash any amount over will be donated to the Army Emergency Relief fund and national military family association

+ Read More
Evan Underwood
10 hours ago

Would you mind checking this one out and spreading the word any amount over will be donated to the Army Emergency Relief fund and national military family association

+ Read More
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