Special to the Journal
The Office of Mayor Brian Arrigo has begun collecting donations to the Mayor’s Fire Relief Fund to benefit the victims of last weekend’s tragic fires at 242-244 Mountain Ave and 386 Revere Beach Parkway. The fire left several families without stable housing in the middle of a snowy winter, 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 continue to be generous in helping them land on their feet.
“Our neighbors face the hardship of losing their homes after an incredibly challenging year for Revere’s families, and it is my hope that the Fire Relief Fund will allow our community the opportunity to securely offer a hand. Picking up the pieces after tragedies of this caliber is never easy, and the impact of the pandemic makes it that much harder for these families to reach the level of stability they need. I would like to thank our partner community organizations and first responders for having been the front line of support for these residents. Our community has and will continue to support these families as they head towards better times.”
Impacted families have received monetary support from Red Cross Massachusetts and will continue to receive support from the City’s community partners.
Donations may be made online via PayPal by visiting www.revere.org/relief. Donations may also 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.