Fund set up for victims of Manchester fire - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Fund set up for victims of Manchester fire


A fund has been set up to help those affected by a massive fire on Main Street in Manchester, which destroyed two local businesses and dozens of apartments Saturday night.

Fire ripped through a historic building at 801 Main St., which was home to more than 20 apartments and two businesses - the Great Harvest Bread Company and Connecticut Valley Coin.

The Connecticut Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting the residents of the building after the fire.

MACC Charities has established a fund for the victims of the fire, who have lost everything.

Checks, no cash will be accepted, must be made to MACC Charities and mailed to the following location:

    MACC Charities
    P.O. Box 3804
    Manchester, CT 06045-3804

    Donors can determine if the money goes to the employees, businesses or residents by indicating on the check.

    Donations can also be sent to the following location:

      First Niagara Bank
      801 Main St. Fire Victims Fund
      344 W Middle Turnpike
      Manchester Ct. 06040

      The American Legion POST 102 in Manchester will be holding a benefit to help the tenants affected by the fire on Sunday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

      Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for children between 6-12 and free for children 5 years old and under.

      The American Legion is also accepting donations for the victims at the following address:

        The American legion Post 102
        c/o 801 Main St. Fire Victims Fund
        30 American Legion Dr.
        Manchester Ct. 06040

        To learn more about donating, click here.

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