Helping Hands for Fire Victims

2/7/2008 Reminder:

Tonight at Madison. Here’s the second flier for the same event. People helping out across the board, yo!

Hoboken Fire Fundraiser Madison Beth Mason


Here’s an official flier for the fundraiser. Note tax deductibility and where the money will be going. This Thursday, February 7th at the Madison Bar & Grill.

Hoboken fire fundraiser beth mason


2nd Ward Councilwoman Beth Mason has sent out another press release, updating her earlier message with more specific ways to donate to the displaced families. She set up a fund at Wachovia Bank. Read on for details.

Helping Hands for Fire Victims

hoboken-fire-1203-wash-user-perspective-2.jpg“Dear Friends and Neighbors,

This has been a tragic day for our neighbors at 1203 Washington Street. The early morning fire has left one fatality, some injured and many homeless with many of them losing most, if not all, of their possessions.

First, heartfelt sympathies and prayers go out to the family of the victim. To the two firefighters and two police officers, who were injured in the line of duty, we are inspired by your dedication and wish for your quick recovery.

I express appreciation to the rest of the fire department, police department, office of emergency management, Tim Calligy representing Hoboken Board of Education, Wallace School and the Red Cross for being there when it mattered, and to Mayor Roberts who is seeking alternative housing options and who has agreed to post the donation information on the Hoboken City Website.

For those who have lost so much, I am reaching out to the entire community to help in any small way you can to assist them. I know that many of you have already donated food and clothing at the temporary shelter set up at the Wallace School and have asked if there was anything else you could do.

I have set up an emergency relief fund at Wachovia Bank where you can send donations.

Donations can be brought directly to either of the Wachovia Bank branches located at2 14th Street or River and First Street.

You can also call and ask for Rita Jersey or Diana Zaucha who have said they would be very happy to assist you in making a donation. The number is 201 459 0909
Checks must be made out to: Second Ward Victims Fire Fund. Donations can also be made through my website –

For donations of clothing and other personal items, I have made arrangements with Julie Gallanty, Executive Director of the YMCA, who has generously offered the Y on Washington Street as a drop off point for these donations. The following items can be dropped off at the Y:

  • Clothing, coats, shoes, etc for children and adults – Accepting gently used or new clothing. All clothing must be clean. Undergarments must have tags or original packaging.
  • Personal items – toothbrushes, tooth paste, deodorant, shaving items, baby products, shampoo and other hair products, etc – must be new and in original wrappers.

After returning from visiting those staying at the Wallace School tonight, I can pass along to you that they are grateful for the community’s support. It is times like these that bring out the best of our community and I thank you all for the generosity and concern you have shown to our neighbors.
Beth Mason, 2nd Ward Councilwoman”

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I assume the $15 at the door of Madison going to the Fire Relief Fund. If so, does that means they are matching that $15, too?


Lots of fire trucks on the 1100 block of Hudson Street right now. Looks like it’s 1108 that they’re going inside of.


And let’s hope Hoboken has reached its quota of bad fires for the year. Two is two too many.