Monday’s Big Fire on Monterey — and How You Can Help

On Monday, a fire broke out at 407 Monterey Blvd, resulting in the death of one of the residents. The other residents in the multi-unit building have been displaced, and need assistance. Read the Chronicle’s report on (no paywall). A local resident recorded a video (click on image below).

Next-door neighbor Katie Carlin has generously taken up the task of helping the displaced tenants of the building. You can help. Read below for how:

From Katie:

Friends and neighbors, that horrible fire Monday took the life of one of our neighbors and displaced at least two other families. Thank you to the incredible SFFD for stopping the fire before it spread beyond the unit destroyed — this was no small feat with the winds that were whipping through here yesterday. There are young children and parents impacted by this, displaced from their homes. No one is allowed in the building because of the damage, and smoke has wrecked a lot of personal property. Residents have been offered 2 nights in a hotel in Daly City, care of the Red Cross, but no word on if or when they will be allowed back in the building. They need clothing, and also money.

Ashley, mom to a 15 year old daughter and 3 year old son has Venmo @ashleychanel415 She does not need clothing for her kids and is still assessing what can be salvaged from her apartment. There is a lot of water damage. Ashley’s daughter would appreciate any high school appropriate supplies and/or gift cards. She’s a “gamer”.

Kimberley and her son Marconi: You can donate to benefit them via Venmo: @Kimberly-Bedgood . Her little boy wears shoe-size 1.5, clothes size 8-10, he’s 7 years old.

There are two other children who are also displaced, and their family would welcome clothing (size 5-6 and size 24 months). Their grandmother has a paypal @jovonlewis645 .

How to donate:

You can bring items to 415 Monterey Blvd (near the Detroit Steps) tomorrow, Friday, June 11th–between 4:30pm and 6:30pm. Items needed include:

  • Prepaid gift cards for restaurants/gas/etc.
  • Children’s clothing or toys in the specified ages/sizes.
  • Cash. 

Please keep in mind that these families are not in a position to store or hold a lot of things. Cash or gift cards will be the most useful and helpful for them.

Thank you in advance for pulling together to help people through this really difficult time.

Katie Carlin, Esq.

One thought on “Monday’s Big Fire on Monterey — and How You Can Help

  1. Pingback: Monterey Blvd. Fire Aftermath: A neighborhood comes together for the survivors – Sunnyside Neighborhood Association

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