Catholic Charities Establishes Relief Fund for Woodhaven Fire Victims 



March 20, 2015 (Woodhaven, NY) City Councilman Eric Ulrich, New York State Assemblyman Mike Miller, and Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens (CCBQ) announced today the creation of a special relief fund to aid those families affected by the four-alarm fire in Woodhaven on the night of Wednesday, March 18, 2015. The fire damaged or destroyed eight homes and displaced more than 60 individuals.

Donations will support CCBQ’s efforts to provide life essentials including gift cards to local supermarkets, clothing, replacement household furniture, and other necessities. Monetary donations can be made payable to CCBQ online at or by mail. Contributions should designate “Woodhaven Fire Victims” in the memo. For more information contact CCBQ’s Office of Development & Communications at (718) 722-6202.

Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens
91 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

“This fund will allow Catholic Charities to help the residents of Woodhaven who lost everything on that fateful night,” said Councilman Ulrich. “The proceeds that we are able to raise will really make a difference and help ease the road to recovery for these families.”

“We cannot erase what occurred, but this fund will help these families work towards rebuilding for a better tomorrow said Assemblyman Miller. “We ask the community to help in any way they can to assist these residents in this time of need.”

“Our Catholic Charities Disaster Case Management team arrived to help ensure those displaced by the fire could get the help they needed to get re-established as soon as possible,” said Monsignor Alfred LoPinoto, Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens. “These families will need to start over, and Catholic Charities will be there along the way to provide for their physical and emotional needs. We ask that you please keep these families in your prayers.”




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