Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll has announced the creation of a charitable donation fund through Salem Five Bank to financially assist victims of the Dow Street fire which displaced 45 Salem residents of the Point Neighborhood yesterday.
Charitable donations can be made at any Salem Five branch or by sending a check to:
Salem Five Bank
Attn: Dow Street Fire Victims Fund
210 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970
Financial donations will also be accepted at the Mayor’s Office in Salem City Hall located at 93 Washington Street.
Checks should be made payable to the “Dow Street Fire Victims Fund”.
Additionally, the Salem YMCA has agreed to accept clothing donations on behalf of the fire victims beginning today, May 7th throughFriday evening, May 9th at their downtown Salem location, 1 Sewall Street. All donations will be sorted by volunteers on Saturday morning, and made available to fire victims for pick-up Saturday afternoon.
Specific clothing requests for the fire victims include children and adult size shoes, pants, and shirts for the following age groups:
- One 6-month old
- 7 Boys & Girls 5-10 years-old
- 11 Boys & Girls 11-19 years-old
- 8 Men & Women 20-30 years-old
- 18 Men & Women 30+
“Not surprisingly over the last 24 hours we have received many calls and messages from Salem residents asking how they can help the Dow Street fire victims,” said Mayor Kim Driscoll. “I encourage folks to make financial donations to the Dow Street Fire Victims Fund through Salem Five or drop off clothing donations of shoes, pants, and shirts at the Salem YMCA between now and Friday evening.”
For more information on the charitable fund or clothing drive, please contact Kristian Hoysradt in the Mayor’s Office at (978) 619-5601 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.