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Plan to distribute fire funds being discussed in Cohoes

January 11, 2018 06:48 PM

COHOES - Victims of the Cohoes fire won't be getting any money from donations right away.

Over $100,000 was raised since the massive fire six weeks ago. However, the money has not yet been distributed to those affected.

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Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse met with city officials on Thursday. He says they decided to hand the funds over to Catholic Charities, which has a disaster recovery plan.

"Great people provided it, the banks have held onto it, but who's going disperse it? And I know that we can't and I know that we wouldn't know how and I know that no matter what kind of plan we put together, how would it appear," noted Morse.

The mayor says he will meet with the staff at Catholic Charities next Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Red Cross is helping about 30 people displaced by the fire.

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