Every week UUS:E dedicates a portion of the funds in its collection plate to organizations whose work helps to sustain the local safety net. Mindful of the October 12th fire which destroyed the building at 801 Main St., UUS:E will dedicate its weekly offering on Sunday, October 20th to the “Main Street Fire Victims Fund” established by the Manchester Area Council of Churches. Information about the fund and how to prepare checks is below.
MAIN STREET FIRE VICTIMS FUND
MACC Charities has established a fund for victims of the Oct. 12, 2013 Main Street fire.
Checks may be made out to: MACC Charities. In the memo line please enter “Main Street Fire”.
If donors wish to designate their donation to a particular category of fire victims they need to make note of their preference in the memo line as follows:
- Main Street Fire Victims – Residents
- Main Street Fire Victims – Employees
- Main Street Fire Victims – Businesses.
- Donors may further designate to which business they wish their contribution to go. CT Valley Coin or Great Harvest Bread Co.
Checks should be mailed to: MACC Charities, P.O. Box 3804, Manchester, CT 06045-3804.
If you do not designate and write “Main Street Fire” in the memo section of your check – the money will go to the fund and be used to meet the greatest need. NO cash will be given out. Needs will be assessed by the case management team of MACC in partnership with the Social Workers and staff of the Town of Manchester’s Human Services & Senior, Adult and Family Services departments. Assistance will be given through a voucher system (paying a vendor directly on behalf of the victim as needed and/or issuing gift cards for food, clothing, gas etc.)
No housing arrangements have been completed at this time for the 8 adults who lost everything at 801 Main Street. NO furniture or household items are needed until arrangements have been made and we know what people need.
Thanks for your generosity.