Community United Methodist Church hosted a fund-raiser Sunday for several families whose homes were damaged by a fire that tore through Middle Village last week. About 200 firefighters were dispatched to the five-alarm fire that started at 78-15 68th Ave.
Organizers said as of Sunday evening, cleaning supplies like mops, brooms, all-purpose cleaners, laundry detergent and window cleaners were still being accepted, as well as garbage bags, work gloves, and unopened toiletries like shampoo, bars of soap and deodorant.
No more clothing was needed except for sealed and new underwear for both men and women, and organizers were also looking for water and juice for fire victims.
State Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) has also been collecting supplies at his three district offices from Monday to Friday. The three locations are: 66-85 73rd Place in Middle Village, 159-53 102nd St. in Howard Beach and 88-08 Rockaway Beach Blvd. in Rockaway Beach.
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