Community Comes Together to Support Victims of Local Fire
During the blizzard on February 8th, 36 residents of an apartment complex in Wilmington, MA were displaced from their homes when a devastating fire took place in the building. In an effort to help these families, a Facebook page has been created-www.facebook.com/FebruaryBlizzardFireVictims - to inform the community of ways they can help and the steps being taken to assist these families. Also, a fund has been set up through Reading Co-operative Bank for generous locals looking to donate to the cause.
Employees of Reading Co-operative Bank held a Dress Down Day for Charity on Friday, February 22nd to support the efforts. They collectively donated $235, and the Reading Co-operative Charitable Foundation matched the contributions for a total donation of $470.
Additionally, the 99 Restaurant in Wilmington will host a fundraiser from 4:00-10:00pm on February 27th. A portion of each customer’s check will benefit the victims of the fire. Resources are also being collected at the Avalon offices for the families, including clothing and personal care items. Items can be mailed to or dropped off at 1 Avalon Drive, Wilmington, MA 01887. Even the smallest of donations, monetary or otherwise, can help make a difference for the families impacted by the fire.
To contribute to the cause, please send donations to:
Reading Co-operative Bank
Attn: Donations for the February Fire Blizzard Victims
352 Middlesex Avenue
Wilmington, MA 01887
Reading Co-operative Bank is a dynamic, 21st-century community bank, founded in 1886 on the principle that profit and growth go hand-in-hand with responsible banking and service to the community. They are a 5-star bank that is rated in the top 7% of banks in the country for overall financial condition by Bauer Financial. Customer Service Specialists can be reached at 781.942.5000, readingcoop.com or by visiting one of the locations in Reading, North Reading, Wilmington, Woburn and now in Andover and Burlington.