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United Congregational Church Now Accepting Donations for Victims of Holyoke Fire Text Size

In an effort to provide recovery aid to those displaced by the apartment building fire that took place at the corner of Elm and Dwight Street on the morning of Monday, June 16th, Mayor Alex Morse is asking local residents to consider donating clothes and household items at the United Congregational Church at Rebekah’s Closet on 300 Appleton Street in Holyoke. The church is currently working with the American Red Cross to accept donations from 8:00AM to 3:00PM, Monday through Friday until June 27th for the 80 people displaced by the fire.

Displaced residents are currently staying at the War Memorial Building at 310 Appleton St. where the Red Cross is providing bedding, food, and aid. Both the War Memorial Building and the United Congregational Church are donating their services in order to aid in the recovery process of those affected by this fire. “Holyoke has a wonderful ability to unite to help those in our community when tragedy strikes and this has been no exception,” said Mayor Morse.

Rebekah’s Closet is typically open on Thursdays from 10:00AM to 2:00PM, but have extended their hours of operation to accommodate for these displaced residents and donors. They hope to receive clothing for infants, children, and adults as well as household items such as soap and toiletries. Mayor Morse thanks all involved for their generosity.

For more information about the donation site, please contact the United Congregational Church at (413) 532-1483 or the Holyoke Mayor’s Office at (413) 322-5510.


Posted on June 23, 2014 by