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Fund Set Up for Woman Who Lost Everything in Fire

Aviva, an elderly woman living on her own in Crown Heights, lost everything after a fire on Pesach ripped through her apartment. Her friends have set up a fund to help her get back on her feet. Full Story

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There is special help available
April 6, 2021 7:59 pm

Someone should contact the red cross with her. Red cross pays for housing in hotels i believe until her apt is made livable again, and will give her a new bed and some clothing. It is available for those driven from their apts by fire. Please have someone look into it with her. I know because the red cross helped me when my apt became unlivable

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April 8, 2021 10:01 am

In actuality just in case anyone ever needs, anyone who is in a fire should call 877-733 2767 the general Red Cross number for NYC.. They will put you in a hotel as close to your community as possible for 2-4 days and after assessing the damage give a voucher for food, clothing etc. Then the case worker if it is needed can put you up in temporary housing for a more extended period of time though HPD

In actuality....
April 12, 2021 3:47 pm

Someone who called the Red Cross said they would only give $90 a night for 3 nights . So it is NOT a solution and dont let that deter you from a donation that must be given.