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Monday, January 26, 2015

Fundraiser for Homestead Fire Victims this Saturday

Posted By on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 10:42 AM

A fundraiser will be held this Saturday for victims of a 6-alarm fire that left nine people homeless and five buildings damaged in Homestead's business district. The estimated cost of damage is $2 million.

The fundraiser, "MaryEllen's Birthday Party Fundraiser for the Victims of the Homestead Fire," will be hosted by ANEW Community Institute and was originally planned as a fundraiser for the organization.

“Homestead is our home and our community and ANEW is in the business of building community and coalitions of community. I felt compelled to use this event to help our neighbors in their time of need,” President Maryellen Deckard said in a press release.

According to law enforcement officials, the fire was intentionally set by a resident living above Concept Uniform at 237 East Eighth Ave., and who is now in the Allegheny County Jail.

Fundraiser details:

Where: Stay Tuned Distillery, John Munhall Neighborhood House, 810 Ravine St, Munhall, PA 15120
When: Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Price: $25, which includes live reggae music and Jamaican food and drinks

More information about purchasing tickets can be found on the event's Facebook page.

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