The City of Lowell and Empire Loan Pledge to Rally around Fire Victims



LOWELL, Mass. —Lowell residents are stepping up to help those affected by a devastating fire on Thursday that killed four adults and three children.

The tragedy has touched off a donating frenzy across the community. The Wish Project in Lowell has collected five tons of donations in two days.

“Many of these families have no IDs, no birth certificate, nothing,” said Donna Hunnewell of The Wish Project. “The donations have just been absolutely unbelievable.”

Michael Goldstein, the CEO of Empire Loan in Lowell, said the company will donate $1,000 and will match donations dollar for dollar up to $2,500.

“It’s time to rally around people that come to this country for a better life who are met with tragedy,” he said. “There’s other children who lost parents, they’re going to need to make it through college.”
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