An opportunity to help the people displaced by the recent large fires in Albany

Albany September 30 2018 fires benefit poster

Here's an opportunity to help the more than 80 people displaced by the two large fires in Albany last week: There's a community benefit dinner at the First Lutheran Church (646 State Street) this Thursday, October 11 from 5:30-8:30 pm.

It's a pay-what-you-can dinner. The suggested donation is $15 for families, $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors.

The menu includes chicken parm, baked ziti, green beans, salad, desserts, and beverages. There will be a raffle and silent auction. Also: You might meet a few of your neighborhoods and have a chance to get to know them.

The dinner is organized by UAlbany Student Affairs, Pine Hills Neighborhood Association, and First Lutheran Church.

Donations
If you can't make the dinner, or just want to donate, here's how:

· Cash Donations can go to United Way of the Greater Capital Region, Albany City Fires Fund. Mailing address is Albany City Fires Fund, PO Box 13865, Albany, NY 12212. All funds will go directly to the fire survivors. Donations can also be made at any of CAP COM Federal Credit Union's 11 branches in the Capital Region
· Cash Donations can also go to the Catholic Charities Disaster Recovery - indicate Fire Survivors in the Comments Section. Mailing address is Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany, 40 North Main Avenue, Albany, New York 12203. Use the Donate Form to direct funds to fire survivors

That info is via the the Pine Hills Improvement Group / Pine Hills Neighborhood Association.

Comments

I'm wondering if there is a place for donations of things (as opposed to cash) and if there is a list of the types of things that are needed. We have a bunch of baby/kid clothes and toys that we'd be happy to donate, but don't know what all is needed.

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