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Fundraiser for Fire Victims, Other Updates

Good morning – we’ve updated our informational web page related to the residents displaced by the 6-alarm fire on July 7 – please read below for new information, including a fundraiser taking place this Sunday, and another Fire Victims Town Hall meeting on July 30.
Thanks,

~ malcolm

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Assistance for Fire Victims

Latest Updates:
Fundraiser
Some of the merchants in the small shopping center at 593 Woodside are generously holding a fundraiser to benefit the residents displaced from the fire:

Sunday, July 28, 2013 3 – 8 pm
593 Woodside Road

Please join in with friends, neighbors, residents, and other community members to help out the nearly 100 people displaced by the 6-alarm fire at the Hallmark House apartment complex. This will be a festive event for families, and includes two live bands, Tehya and Aftermath, steak sandwiches, hot dogs, beverages, sweets, face painting, and henna tattoos – all funds collected from the sale of these items will be donated to the fire victims.

Participants will also be able to donate cash or gift card which will also be provided to the fire victims.

(Please note that this is not a City-sponsored event, it is being coordinated by owners of some of the businesses at 593 Woodside Road, whom the City would like to thank for their generosity in helping other members of the community who are in need)

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Woodside Road Fire Victims Town Hall Meeting – July 30
Displaced residents are encouraged to attend the Woodside Road Fire Victims Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, July 30th, 7pm, Fair Oaks Community Center Multi-Purpose Room, 2600 Middlefield Road. This Town Hall Meeting is an opportunity to provide updated information to victims about service available, and to answer questions.

Woodside Road Fire Victims Information Line – Recorded Information
Residents displaced by the July 7 fire at 531 Woodside Road are encouraged to call the Woodside Road Fire Victims Information Line for updated recorded information on services available – (650) 363-4433

For additional emergency needs, fire victims can call Red Cross Fire Victim Client Services Line – (650) 259-1765 (note that the Fire Victims Service Center has closed – please see above for assistance/services available for fire victims).

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How the Community Can Help
Donate Money or Gift Cards: Make checks payable to “Redwood City Woodside Road Fire Victims Support Fund” and note the account number 2785121639.

Checks or cash may be delivered to any local Wells Fargo branch; checks, cash, or gift cards may be delivered to the Salvation Army 660 Veterans Boulevard, or to 628 Woodside Road.

All Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by the donations of time and money by local residents and companies. If you are interested in helping the Red Cross address people’s needs during local emergencies, please call 1-888-4-HELP-BAY (1-888-443-5722) or visit redcrossbayarea.org or contact your local Red Cross chapter.

Please note: clothing and household items are no longer being accepted for the time being – thank you to all who have donated already!

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