$6,000 check presented to help victims of Albany fire

July 26, 2017 07:03 PM

A local business made a big contribution to the victims of last week’s fire in Albany.

Global Partners presented a $6,000 check to the Madison Avenue Fire Relief Fund on Wednesday afternoon. The money will be managed by a committee set up by Interfaith Partnership and the city of Albany to help the 16 people left homeless.


"There are almost 30 collection jars just on Lark Street. There's collection jars in every SEFCU. The Interfaith Partnership, I know, has been taking a ton of donations. Pastor Charlie's been out there getting some donations. So at the very least, $11,000 but I think there's going to be quite a bit more," predicted Daniel Atkins, the chairman of the Lark Street Business Improvement District.

The Lark Street Business Improvement District says more fundraisers are planned.


WNYT Staff

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