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How to Help in the Merrimack Valley Fire Relief

We'll be updating this list as the day goes on.

September 14, 2018

Our thoughts, prayers and positive vibes are being sent to everyone affected by the Merrimack Valley Fires in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover. We are hoping for the recovery of all two-dozen-plus people affected, and we send our condolences to the family of Leonel Rondon who lost his life. We also thank our first responders for their selflessness. If you're wondering how to help, like we all are, we've compiled a list of information here for you. 

UPDATE: Charlie Baker announced that he joined the Essex County Community Foundation to announce The Greater Lawrence Disaster Relief fun. Via Twitter, the Governor stated, "The goal is to bridge the gap between short and long term recovery so people and businesses can get back to daily life as quickly as possible." CLICK HERE TO DONATE AND LEARN MORE!

The Red Cross

-Donate online to the Massachusetts chapter of the Red Cross
-Call 1-800-RED CROSS
-Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation
-Volunteer your time with the Red Cross by signing up here

The Salvation Army
-Donate online
-Send a check:
The Salvation Army
Attn: Massachusetts EDS
25 Shawmut Rd
Canton, Mass. 02021

The United Way
If you dial 211, they'll connect you with various resources and ways for you to help and volunteer locally. 

Also, we understand that monetary donations may be difficult, or perhaps you wish you could give more and aren't sure if even $5 will help. This is a great article about how monetary donations, no matter how large or small, truly do make a difference and are actually the best way to help those in need. That being said, we're working on getting more volunteer information as the day goes on because we understand it can be hard to spare the cash. Stay with us. 



Red Cross Shelter Sites 
Parthum Elementary School- 255 East Haverhill St in Lawrence
Field House at North Andover High School- 430 Osgood St. in North Andover
North Andover High School- 430 Osgood St in North Andover
Andover Cormier Youth Center- 40 Whittier Ct. in Andover
Arlington Street School- 150 Arlington St. in Lawrence 


Shelter Sites for Animals Needing Care 
MSPCA Nevins Farm- 400 Broadway in Methuen 
MSPCA Angell Medical Center- 350 S. Huntington Ave. in Jamaica Plain


Information from Lawrence, Andover & North Andover Official Twitter Accounts