Mason seeks donations for fire victims

1/29/2008:

Councilwoman Beth Mason just sent out this press release:

Hoboken fire victims find temporary housing – Aid needed

hoboken-fire-view-from-afar-jan-29-2008.jpg“Second Ward Councilwoman Beth Mason today expressed her deep concern for residents displaced in the early morning fire at 1203 Washington Street and she is encouraging residents to help the victims.

“I am extremely saddened by this tragedy, but I trust the people of Hoboken will rally in support of their fellow residents,” said Mason soon after she visited the site of the fire 7:30 this morning.”

Councilwoman Mason has rented a hospital bed for one of the displaced residents now temporary housed at the Wallace School and she arranged for medication to be delivered to one of the victims. Mason and her staff have been working with the Julie Gallanty of the YMCA to secure donations of food, “gently used clothing” and toiletries. Mason has also been working closely with the Hoboken Emergency Services and Red Cross to provide assistance to the fire victims.

Councilwoman Mason has also established a fund for the victims of the Washington Street fire. To make Donations to the Second Ward Fire Victims Fund either go to Wachovia Bank located at 2 14th Street, Hoboken or call 201 459 0909 – when prompted dial ‘0’ for Financial Services and ask for Rita Jersey or Diana Zaucha – they will help you with donations. Important: Tell them it’s for donations to the Second Ward Fire Victims Fund

Anyone wishing to help out with donations of clothing, food or housing should call the Red Cross at 973-797-3329 or Councilwoman Beth Mason a 201-916-8244.

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5 Comments on "Mason seeks donations for fire victims"


skateparkmom
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skateparkmom
8 years 7 months ago

dembo45
My deepest condolences on the loss of your brother. Yes, he’s a victim and it is incredibly sad. So many families were displaced. These fundraisers aren’t to compete with your efforts, but to channel funds directly to the other affected Hoboken families to help them get back on their feet as soon as possible. Hoboken’s quickly-formed fundraisers will fade once the families land safely. The memory of your brother’s death and the 243 Foundation carry on for a long time.

skateparkmom
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skateparkmom
8 years 7 months ago

Two of Sylvia’s children are students at Calabro Elementary School. The Calabro P.T.O. is running a fundraiser for her family. The money donated through the sale of candy bars, water bottles, and postcard boosters are being given DIRECTLY to Sylvia. She’s already received over $250 in cash in addition to clothing and other needs through a network of school parents and friends. If you know Calabro parents or kids selling the boosters, buy them! They have a red heart on them and it is identified by Calabro P.T.O. Fire Booster. 1000 boosters were printed, so more funds should be coming her way.

dembo45
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dembo45
8 years 7 months ago

All of this is well and good, and I feel for those displaced by this fire. But where is the fund being established in the victim’s name? We forget that a man died in this fire- my brother. The 243 Foundation has been established in Seth’s memory, to prevent future calamities. DOnations can be sent to “The 243 Foundation”, c/o Richard F Michaelson, Esq., 2300 Chestnut Street, Suite 320
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Hoboken_Mommy2M
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Hoboken_Mommy2M
8 years 7 months ago

One of the victims, Sylvia Jimenez, is a hardworking single mom of 3 who is a teacher in Hoboken at a Whole New World Academy. She is a freind of mine’s son’s teacher and his babysitter.

She lost everything and requested donations of the following specific items of lightly* used clothing and shoes. Since she lost everything so I am sure other donations monetary gifts or target cards to buy essentials, etc) are welcome too:

here’s a list of her needs (my friend got this list from Sylvia’s boss at Whole New World):

6-year-old girl, size 10 clothing, shoe 13 1/2 girls.

10-year-old boy, size 12-14 tops, size 14-16 pants, size 5-6 shoes

16-year-old boy, size XL-XXL tops, pants 38w 32L, size 12 to 12 1/2 men’s.

Sylvia: size 16, size 9 shoe

Bernard, Dana and Danessa at Whole New World, her employers are happy to accept donations for Sylvia. Here is their information:
Whole New World Academy
721 Washington St
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201) 792-0253

This is so sad,but i am glad people are coming together to help. May we only have good news in the future.

upyurs
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upyurs
8 years 7 months ago

Nice job Beth, now team up with Russo and any other city rep to help these people. I understand from talking to some people at Wallace that they were able to get meds with the help of OEM rep(whatever his name is). Times like this there should all of working to help regardless of our political beliefs. I’m also sure Applied will do anything they can to help.

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