Helping the Victims on Myrtle Avenue

Several people have been asking about how to help out the Myrtle Avenue victims.  The Local has a list of upcoming events and ways to donate here. Here's an event that sounds especially nice, and will provide a place for everyone to come together:

Let’s Lend a Heart & Helping Hand To 491 & 493 Myrtle Avenue

SUNDAY, June, 28 2009 5PM – 7PM Chez Lola 387 Myrtle Avenue (by Vanderbilt) Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Chez Lola will be hosting a fundraiser for the tenants of 491 and 493 Myrtle Avenue.

If you have services to provide, clothes to spare, furniture that is collecting dust, come on by to Chez Lola on Sunday and let us know. Please do not bring it. We can take down your contact info and approximate location and help coordinate the transfer of goods. You can also go online to as of Thursday (June 25, 2009) to post any services/materials you'd like to provide.

The Office of Council Member James will be assisting Chez Lola in these activities, and will be on-hand at this Sunday's event.

Chez Lola will be serving light food and refreshments.

Please bring your check book, wallet, donating spirit and helpful hand to give our neighbors get their lives back together!

Please make checks/money orders out to Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project.

Specify “491 & 493 Myrtle emergency fund” in the memo field. MARP has offered to temporarily hold your donations until they can be disbursed to the affected tenants.

For more information concerning the event and fundraising, please call at 718-858-1484 and ask for Edit.