Fire Left Us Homeless

Early Monday morning October 23rd, Evan Menzer returned to his Bushwick Brooklyn home from working at Aunt Ginny's (Ridgewood public house) to see the building next to his home billowing smoke.

He ran inside an awoke his roommate and they both left the premises unharmed. Firefighters battled the three-alarm fire  which erupted at 1216 Halsey St. — an occupied three-story house — around 6:15 a.m., according to the FDNY. They were still struggling to get the fire under control at 8:20 a.m. at which time no injuries had been reported, thankfully. 

However, Evan and his roommate are now left homeless and most of their belongings are now ash. Please consider donating - every little bit helps - and if you can't donate, please share. If you're in Brooklyn, there will be a fundraising party at Old Stanley's Bar next Thursday, November 2. 

FYI - I'm Meghann Wright, an old friend of Evan's and I created this campaign because Evan and his roommate will need to purchase clothes, toiletries, groceries, electronics, furniture and all of the other essentials needed for a home, not to mention they will need to find a brand new place to live. Moving in NY is tough enough and they will need to come up with first, last and security deposit. The funds you help raise will get them housed and back to normalcy. 

Thank you so much for helping these guys!



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    • $75 
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    • $300 
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    • $40 
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    • $60 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Meghann Wright 
Organizer
Brooklyn, NY
Evan Menzer 
Beneficiary
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