Mayor Arrigo Activates Fire Relief Fund to support Victims of Thornton St Fire
December 17, 2020
Donations may be made online or via check through January 9th, 2021
Thursday, December 17, 2020 – The Office of Mayor Brian Arrigo has begun collecting donations to the Mayor’s Fire Relief Fund to benefit the victims of last week’s tragic fire at 53 Thornton Street. The fire left several families without stable housing as winter approaches, rendering them especially vulnerable amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Losing almost everything in such a precarious time, many have relied on the support of their friends, and Mayor Arrigo hopes the community will be generous in helping them land on their feet.
“As the former residents of 53 Thornton Street move on from their heartbreaking loss, the Fire Relief Fund will allow neighbors to securely offer some assistance this holiday season. The pandemic and its effects on the economy make this an unimaginably difficult time for an already challenging tragedy. I would like to thank our partner community organizations and first responders for having been the front line of support for these residents. As with previous disasters in our city, our community will show up and provide these families with the support they need to stay safe and healthy as we enter a new, brighter year.”
Impacted families have received monetary support from Red Cross Massachusetts, Women Encouraging Empowerment, Inc., and CAPIC, Inc., and will continue to receive support in their search for stable housing through CAPIC. The Colombian Consulate in Boston has also provided support connecting impacted residents with the Mayor’s Office.
The Fund will be open through the new year. Donations may be received via a check made out to “City of Revere, Mayor’s Office Fire Relief Fund” and mailed to the Mayor’s Office or deposited at People’s United Bank on Broadway. Donations may also be made online via PayPal by visiting www.revere.org/relief.