Several weeks after a five-alarm fire tore through two Glendale businesses and apartments that left a pair of families with virtually nothing, a local elected official is keeping her office doors open to continue to accept donations.
Since the fire on June 24, the Glendale community has come together to support the Habib family and the Vasile family with donations of money on the GoFundMe page that was set up in the wake of the blaze. The community has also donated clothing items and more. However, more is still needed.
As of Friday, July 14, in the 18 days since the GoFundMe was created, 96 people have raised $5,456.
Meanwhile, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley is leading a multi-site drop-off center at the Shops at Atlas Park — where her district office is located — for continued donations for both the Habib and Vasile families.
Donations of men’s clothing size small, women’s clothing size medium, children’s clothes size 5T and 3T, and toiletries are still being accepted.
Items can be dropped off at Crowley’s office, located at 71-19 80th St., Suite 8-303 (open weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), the Subway restaurant located on the second floor of the Shops at Atlas Park, and the parking attendant’s office in the Shops’ South Garage.
For more information or if you have any questions, reach out to Crowley’s office at 718-366-3900 or by email at ecrowley[@]council.nyc.gov.