Support Victims Of 650 Parliament Fire - Cabbagetown

Support Victims Of 650 Parliament Fire

Below are various ways that you can support the victims of the 650 Parliament Street Fire. From financial donations and volunteering through the Red Cross, donating items or assisting with housing, there are many ways to support. Please scroll down for all info.


Red Cross

650 Parliament Street Fire

A recent fire at a high rise in our area has left approximately 1500 of our neighbours unable to return to their homes. The Red Cross is working to coordinate emergency relief efforts and to get help to the people affected. In many cases they have lost everything. These Torontonians need your help.

If you would like to support please click the button below to donate to the Red Cross on their page. Money raised will allow them to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this event and similar events in Toronto.

DONATE – RED CROSS    VOLUNTEER – RED CROSS


Housing

Imagine being told that your temporary living situation is about to run out and you are still months away from moving back to your home. Our friends at Community Matters are trying to help find accommodations. If you or someone you know work in real estate or operate an Air BNB and are able to assist with units please reach out directly to Margaret from Community Matters by email at margaretandchris@communitymatterstoronto.org.

Community Matters Toronto
260 Wellesley St. East Unit 10
Phone: (416) 944-9697


Clothing Drives

The tragic timing of the fire, a few weeks before summer’s end, has added an extra element of anxiety to the afflicted. The first day of school, a day which under normal circumstances can populate one’s stomach with butterflies has been made all the more frightening for the residents of 650 Parliament. Some may be unable to return to their homes for months.

Many local community groups and businesses have stepped up, arranging clothing drives. See below some of the local organisations to which you can donate new and gently used clothing. Please contact them direct for further details.

St Jamestown Community Corner
200 Wellesley St East
Phone: (416) 964-6657

Community Matters Toronto
260 Wellesley St. East Unit 10
Phone: (416) 944-9697

MICASA
238 Carlton St. 
Phone: (416) 929-1913

MiCasa Clothing Drive Info

 


Photo Courtesy: Red Cross
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