Circle of Hope’s Emergency Response to Fire in Cambridge
In December, a 10-alarm fire broke out in Cambridge, destroying multiple buildings and cars and leaving more than 125 people, including dozens of children, without a home. Soon after the fire destroyed everything these families owned, the temperature in New England dipped to dangerous lows. In addition to the families displaced by the fire, homeless individuals and families in the area found themselves without adequate winter coats and clothing to face the cold. During that time, Circle of Hope received emergency requests for winter coats, clothing, and boots from our partners in Cambridge. Within two hours of receiving the urgent requests, we were able to make the first of four emergency deliveries to On The Rise and Children's Clothing Exchange in Cambridge, bringing enough warm clothing for 50 children and dozens of winter coats for women. We were able to meet this sudden demand because of generous donations from our supporters. Thank you for helping us keep families warm this winter!
The mission of Circle of Hope is to provide homeless children, women, and men in and around Boston with clothing and necessities in order to preserve and enhance overall health and personal dignity. By continually providing seasonally appropriate clothing and basic toiletries to carefully vetted organizations, Circle of Hope gives the most vulnerable members of our community the opportunity to protect themselves from the dangers of illness and disease that come from being homeless in New England.