By now, you’ve probably heard about the tragic three-alarm fire that took place over the weekend at Jack B. Fabrics at 4th & Fitzwater which claimed the life of Captain Michael Goodwin of South Philadelphia’s Engine 27. Not only did the fire completely destroy the building that housed the fabric store, but it also caused significant damage to neighboring buildings which contained businesses and apartments. According to an email we received from Queen Village Neighbors Association, several of the apartment dwellers lacked insurance and lost many of their possessions.
In response to this tragedy, the Directors of QVNA have created the Fabric Row Fire Relief Fund, which will be used to aid in the recovery of local victims of the fire. They were kind enough to get the fund going by putting $500 from their treasury into the Fund. QVNA is currently running a fundraising campaign for the Fund, which we respectfully bring to your attention.