Donations for 800 W. Cornelia Fire

Posted: 8/30/2011

On Saturday, August 27 there was a five-alarm fire that began just before 2:00pm on the 800 block of Cornelia.  The Chicago Fire Department was on the scene to control the blaze.  Two firefighters were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with minor injuries but thankfully there were no serious injuries. 

The fire critically damaged several units in two buildings, destroying personal property and displacing over 100 residents.  Center on Halsted is joining forces with Caribou Coffee and others to help our neighbors recover from this devastating event.

You can donate money online through the Center on Halsted by clicking hereBe sure to write 'fire victims' in the "additional information" section and 100% of your donation will go directly to those in need.

Caribou Coffee is leading a neighborhood effort to donate clothes to those who lost their own in the fire. You can drop off donations at the Caribou Coffee locations at 3500 North Halsted Street or 3300 North Broadway. Center on Halsted will then help distribute the clothes to the victims and any clothes not used by the victims will be donated to the Brown Elephant.

If you can, please donate what you can to assist our neighbors in their time of need.


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