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How to Donate to the Victims of the Lincoln Park West Fire

USBank has established a relief fund for the Lincoln Park West fire victims and is accepting monetary donations at all their Greater Columbus bank locations. To find the location nearest you, visit the US Bank Web site at: and click "locations".

The American Red Cross
The American Red Cross has been assisting Lincoln Park West fire victims since 5 a.m. Sunday, and has already provided $15,000 for food, clothing, bedding and replacement medications. To contribute to this relief effort, make your financial donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Residents of central Ohio should mail donations to:
American Red Cross of Greater Columbus
995 E. Broad St
Columbus, Ohio 43205

Internet users can make a secure, online donation at

Additional Funds
(Source: The Columbus Dispatch, Date Published: September 22, 2004)

WVKO (103.1 FM), one of central Ohio's Spanish-language radio stations, is hosting a fund-raiser marathon on-air today for families who lost loved ones in the fire. Money raised by the radio station is being held in a National City Bank account, with $26,000 collected so far.

The Ohio Hispanic Coalition is collecting money at its office in Westland Mall on W. Broad Street. The group had raised more than $20,000 as of yesterday. Of that, about $4,300 was used to buy caskets. The remainder will be given to those who were displaced by the fire.

Peabody Landscape Group started a fund through Huntington National Bank called the Noriega/Mejia/Castro Family Fund. Five of the men who died in the fire worked for Peabody. The fund has raised about $5,000 for the three families. Checks in the name of the fund can be sent to the company at 2253 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43228.

Catholic Social Services has been giving out household goods at its Wingate Villages complex, 4305 E. King Edward Rd., north of Lincoln Park West, for people displaced by the fire and victims' families. For now, they have all the household donations they need, but donated money will be used to help displaced families pay their bills.

St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church on the West Side is collecting money for victims' families and those displaced by the fires. The church is holding the money in a bank account and gives donations as requests merit.