Cambridge Mayor's Fire Relief Fund
$739,018 of $500,000 goal
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:
City of Cambridge Acting Treasurer
Looking to verify this is the City of Cambridge? Direct message @CambMA on twitter or CambridgeMA.Gov on Facebook
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
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!
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.
Clothing will be needed but as of now the mayor of Cambridge said the clothing drive will be set up soon
I have clothing for Women also. Please message me on the inside of Facebook.
Patty monetary donations are needed now!!
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.
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
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.