What can you do? Sharron Furtado, leader of the Firefighter Wives Association suggests the following:
Thanks to the generous outpouring of donations of clothing and toiletries we have received, we no longer need these items. We have more than enough to supply the fire victims, who are currently getting these things. We and they thank you for your generosity.
What do they need?
At this time the families are in need of monetary and gift card donations. To assist them to rebuild their homes after losing everything in the fire, nothing helps more than monetary and gift donations. That’s because these items are flexible enough to help the victims best fill their individual needs, which varies from family to family.
Please know that no donation is too small because, ultimately, it’s the combined generosity of all of us that determines how much help they receive.
How can you donate?
Again, we are not accepting any more clothing or toiletry donations at this time. We are still accepting donations of BRAND NEW underwear for all genders. If you would like to make a donation of this item, you can contact the Firefighters Wives Association at Sharron@frffwa.org to make arrangements. Any overage of BRAND NEW underwear will be set aside to help future fire victims.
You can drop donations and gift cards to the Fall River Fire Headquarters, 140 Commerce Drive, Fall River, MA. You can also drop off monetary donations to any branch of St. Annes Credit Union. Please let them know they are for the Firefighters Wives Association to benefit the Four Winds fire. You can mail checks and gift cards to the Firefighter Wives Association, P.O. Box 423, Somerset, MA 02726. Lastly, you can contribute using our GoFund page at http://bit.ly/FourWindsFireFund
How can you keep abreast of the efforts to help these families?
To stay updated of any future specific items which the victims might need and to see news about the impact of your generosity, please visit our Facebook page, which will be continually updated, at https://www.facebook.com/FRFFWA/
There are multiple fundraising efforts being planned. Information about these events will be posted on the Facebook page.
Thank you for your support so far! The response of the Fall River community has been wonderful. With your continued support, we can help the Four Winds Fire victims rebuild their homes after this terrible tragedy.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for helping these families,
President of the Firefighters Wives Association.