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DJ Polo Fire Emergency Fund

$6,950 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 91 people in 2 months
Created January 30, 2019
Friends of DJ Polo (Kool G Rap/Juice Crew Allstar)
on behalf of Thomas E. Pough
Dj Polo Fire Emergency Fund


In the late hours of January 21st, a massive three alarm fire ripped through homes on 100th Street in Corona Qns., New York.  The fire started in the kitchen of 84 year old Lillie Pough, mother of Thomas E. Pough better known to many of us as Producer / djPolo (Kool G Rap/Juice Crew Allstar Brother) born and raised New Yorker.  Due to faulty wiring "the blaze started in the kitchen and spread quickly through out the house "I had no time, I grabbed a coat and ran out the apartment" said Mrs. Lillie.  The rent stabilized Corona apartment had been home to Dj Polo and his family for over 50 years.  In just a few moments on a random evening everything they owned from clothes to jewelry, to priceless family mementos were destroyed in this horrific fire.  Polo's entire home studio and countless works from past and present day, including many original productions have burned in the blaze.


We have created the "DJ Polo Fire Emergency Fund" to help unite family, friends and our entire music community in lending support financially and in sharing this message to raise donations.  Both Mrs. Lillie & Dj Polo are truly thankful and fortunate to have survived this catastrophic fire but they are now facing the frightening struggle of rebuilding from nothing, on a fixed income in NYC.  Currently they must secure an apartment as well as ALL basic necessities.  With expenses already accumulating we hope the generous donations (regardless of amount) made to this fund will aid both Mrs. Lillie's and Polo in attaining a new apartment and some piece of mind.


We are extremely grateful to have Mrs. Lillie & Polo with us today and humbly thank every one for their support.

Mrs. Lillie speaks to channel 7 night of fire 

DJ Polo Fire Emergency Fund

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DJ Polo Fire Emergency Fund has reached 50% of its goal. Thanks to Kevin, Mari and REED.
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Hi Everyone,

KC here, with an update on how Mrs. Lillie & Polo are doing.

Polo with the help of a few friends spent the day sifting through the ashes of his and Mrs. Lillie's burned out home, needless to say it was a very difficult day. They've been able to recover a few belongs but sadly today was confirmation that everything is either destroyed or badly damaged. The silver lining of today has been the overwhelming outreach of love and support from family, friends and strangers alike here on this Go Fund Me page and in the messages and calls they have been receiving.

We also wanted to let everyone know that all the donations collected here will be going directly to Mrs. Lillie to aid her in securing a new place to live and anything else she may need immediately.

Mrs. Lillie and Polo are doing well considering and keeping a positive attitude. They are truly thankful to everyone and asked that I convey there heartfelt thanks for keeping them in your prayers and thoughts.
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Hi Everyone,

KC here, with an update on how Mrs. Lillie & Polo are doing.

Polo with the help of a few friends spent the day sifting through the ashes of his and Mrs. Lillie's burned out home, needless to say it was a very difficult day. They've been able to recover a few belongs but sadly today was confirmation that everything is either destroyed or badly damaged. The silver lining of today has been the overwhelming outreach of love and support from family, friends and strangers alike here on this Go Fund Me page and in the messages and calls they have been receiving.

We also wanted to let everyone know that all the donations collected here will be going directly to Mrs. Lillie to aid her in securing a new place to live and anything else she may need immediately.

Mrs. Lillie and Polo are doing well considering and keeping a positive attitude. They are truly thankful to everyone and asked that I convey there heartfelt thanks for keeping them in your prayers and thoughts.
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$6,950 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 91 people in 2 months
Created January 30, 2019
Friends of DJ Polo (Kool G Rap/Juice Crew Allstar)
on behalf of Thomas E. Pough
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