Hoboken Pulls Together To Help Victims Of Fire At 300 Washington St
If you live in Hoboken then no doubt by now you are aware of the tragic
fire that engulfed the building at 300 Washington Street displacing it's
residents and taking almost everything they own leaving the building
also probably have come across the overwhelming support that residents
of the city are pulling together to create for these victims.
Hoboken, sadly, is no stranger to fires. With one this past December at
1st and Jackson streets, a large fire at 12th and Washington Streets,
and countless others over the years, unfortunately part of the beauty of
our community of historic homes and the walkable streets of the city,
probably also contribute to these fires.
Many buildings are of wood construction or framing, and many buildings are attached to each other...
Even knowing this, residents love living here and don't want to live anywhere else... and they also want to help.
Just moments after the blaze, groups and residents started teaming together to create a support web for the victims.
One of them is owner of Midtown Authentic who has arranged for a benefit
to take place at Room 84 on Washington and Newark Street, this March
2nd. A donation will be collected at the door to be given to the
In addition, several businesses in town have opened their doors to collect donations and other items.
Party With Purpose, a charity group that arranges events for charity,
has announced that the remainder of their ticket sales for their party
this Thursday February 23rd will be donated to the victims.
This Thursday, 7-8:30p.m. a meeting will be held at The Village
Poorhouse on First Street in Hoboken for anyone interested in learning
how they can help.
Hoboken411 wrote today that there are some people that seek
opportunities to scam and fraud people in times like this, I truly hope
that is not the case, and having been involved in many charity events
from different groups including my own office fundraising can say
confidently, and thankfully that I have never run into this.
Hoping the city will always continue to be so giving and kind as they've proved over the years.