Holyoke Mayor’s Fire Relief Fund distributed to victims of New Year’s Day fire

Main Street fire victims to also receive check

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Families affected by the New Year’s Day fire on North East Street in Holyoke have been presented with their share of the Mayor’s Fire Relief Fund.

Residents, businesses, and organizations from all around western Massachusetts helped raise $100,000 within weeks of the fire that forced 25 families from their homes and killed three people.

Mayor Alex Morse, his staff, and the Chamber Centennial Foundation met with the victims of the fire at the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce Monday morning to distribute 30 checks.

The families have since been relocated to apartments in Holyoke, West Springfield and Springfield.

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A check from the Mayor’s Fire Relief Fund was also presented to Enlace de Familias, for the Main Street fire fund.

A fire on Main Street January 17 left 11 people without homes.

Residents of the former apartment building on North East Street told 22News Reporter Sy Becker about the personal items they lost during the fire. Hear their stories on 22News Starting at 5:00.

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