21 Homeless after Fire in Revere: Donations Sought for Displaced Families
Fire destroyed the homes of 21 Revere residents Tuesday evening and left them homeless. It was a 4 alarm fire and completely destroyed the 6 family building. Donations are being sought as the families have lost everything.
A look at the fire that tore through a #Revere home. One woman tells us she grabbed her five-year-old daughter and ran out as her hallway filled with smoke and flames. Hear from her on @boston25 at 7am pic.twitter.com/xEHZlZ03m1
— Nicole Oliverio (@NicoleOliverio) March 20, 2019
Activate Media reached out to Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo and asked if there was a charity taking donations for the families.
We are working closely with CAPIC in Chelsea to assist displaced residents. Donations can be dropped off at their office on 100 Everett Ave #14 in Chelsea.
— Mayor Brian Arrigo (@MayorArrigo) March 20, 2019
From CAPIC website:
CAPIC is a private, non-profit corporation and is the designated Community Action Agency for Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop, chartered in 1967 to provide self-sufficiency-based services to indigent area residents. Over 17,000 local area residents receive services, annually.
For over forty-three years, CAPIC has been committed to serving low-income individuals and families, and working to improve the quality of life for all those affected by poverty. In turn, CAPIC strives to provide crucial services and resources to those in need each and every day. CAPIC has determined that the delivery of such essential services to a vulnerable and often underserved population helps to remove barriers to self-sufficiency within the community.
CAPIC welcomes private donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations. Your donation will be directed where it is needed most within the Agency, so that we can maintain direct programming and services for clients. CAPIC is an IRS certified 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, and carries tax-exempt status, so all donations are tax deductible.
If you would like to help these families in their time of need you can either drop off donations at their location in Chelsea, or you can make a donation on their website.