1203 Washington fire donation locations

2/2/2008 Update:

Updated the list and added fundraisers.

1/30/2008:

The silver lining in these tragic events is that people in the community come together to help those in need. Frankly, it’s getting a little difficult to keep up with all the places you can donate for the victims of the 1203 Washington St. Fire.

So let’s start a central list of where you can help.

Help the 1203 Washington Street Fire Victims

Updated 2/2/2008:

FUNDRAISERS:

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Gently worn clothing, unopened personal items (such as new toiletries, undergarments, etc.), and non-perishable foods are now being accepted at:

  • The YMCA on 13th & Washington
  • The ground floor of Hoboken City Hall on Washington & Newark (use the Newark Street entrance)
  • Emanuel’s Salon was supposed to be another location, but that may have changed – will update later

Monetary donations:

Please feel free to email me if there are any other locations you can assist and donate. I will update the list periodically.

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8 Comments on "1203 Washington fire donation locations"

Foster
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[quote comment=”65970″]That kills me. “We are no longer accepting donations of clothing.” So what the hell do they need? That’s just it. There is no listing of any sort that puts these families in a central database and tells us what they really need. Money? Of course, they all need money. Hell, I need money. But what, in particular, are they looking for right now, besides some cash? Who knows what happens to the cash you give and how it will be distributed?[/quote] *********** I went down to City Hall with some clothes and they had tons of stuff. Truth is, people are going to need money. Some people have been living in the Wallace gym for days others at the Y. Those that can return to thier homes sooner rather than later will need money for laundry and groceries. Those that won’t get a new place for 6-8 weeks will need groceries and tolietries in the short term and all new furnature in the long run. If you are not comfortable giving to those organizations willing to do the distrabutions, go down to Wallace or the Y and pick a family to help for yourself. Drive them to shoprite. Go to Target to get thier kids some underwear. I can’t even imagine how devestating this all must be for them. Burned out in the middle of the night, kids in thier pj’s crying. Not knowing where thier next meal will come from or where they are going to sleep… Read more »
Friedupright
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Friedupright

That kills me. “We are no longer accepting donations of clothing.” So what the hell do they need? That’s just it. There is no listing of any sort that puts these families in a central database and tells us what they really need. Money? Of course, they all need money. Hell, I need money. But what, in particular, are they looking for right now, besides some cash? Who knows what happens to the cash you give and how it will be distributed?

mbarr
Member
mbarr

I tried to donate clothing at the Y today, and they are no longer accepting donations. Apparently they got more than they could handle. I was told I could try city hall or the fire house, but they weren’t sure if anyone was still accepting clothing.

newhobo
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newhobo

And what about housewares? We have some glasses that we are getting rid of, and will be doing the same with some dishes etc in the next week or so, is there anyplace we can drop items like this off?

Easy-E
Member

What about other items like appliances or electronics? I have some things in storage that could be useful to someone.

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