$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.

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"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.


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