Mar 232011

If you are wondering how to help support the fire victims from the 98 Washington Square apartment complex who lost their apartments Friday. There are many opportunities to help…

  • Drop off small household items at Bewitched in Salem at 180 Essex Street or Pamplemousse 185 Essex St.
  • Gift cards for household items, medications, clothing and food can be dropped off or mailed to Catholic Charities, 280 Washington St., Salem, 01970 For questions, call Catholic Charities at 978-740-6923.
  • Checks or monetary donations to assist residents of 98 Washington Square East in Salem can be dropped off or mailed to the “Salem Fire Victims Fund,” c/o North Shore Community Action Program, 98 Main St., Peabody, MA, 01960. For questions, call NSCAP at 978-531-0767.

So far fire victims have stated they need: temporary lodging(s); bedding and linen (please, only donate these items in their unopened original packaging); assistance to move items; storage space; pots and pans and other kitchen items.  

For more information, contact Meghann Ackerman, director of Constituent Services in the office of Mayor Kim Driscoll, at 978-745-9595, Ext. 5601 or at


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