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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Castro Arson Victims Homeless, Need Money

Posted By on Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 1:51 PM

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Earlier this week, Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced a bill that would help victims of major disasters find cheap affordable housing and fast. But that won't do anything now for the 10 people who were booted from their homes after a series of suspected arson fires burned their Castro dwellings last week.

What these folks need is money and they need it now. Here's how you can help: Go to the Lookout bar on 16th Street Feb.15 at 7 p.m. and bring your pocketbook. The community is hosting a fundraiser to help the displaced victims "get back on their feet."

You can donate whatever you can at the door, and after you pass through the entrance there will be raffles, with prizes from Home Restaurant, Wayfare Tavern, and Sunday's A Drag at Harry Denton's (always a good way to spend Sunday). 

Last week, four fires started in the Castro district in less than 48 hours, burning two homes and displacing a handful of residents. Investigators believe it to be the work of an arsonist.

The first fire was started at about 5 a.m. last Thursday at 2155 15th St. Shortly after another fire started a few blocks away at 3620

16th St. Soon after that, firefighters were called to a third fire at 17th and Hartford Streets.

The next morning, at about 5 a.m., another fire started outside a home on Collingwood and 18th Streets.

Fire officials continue to investigate the suspected arson fires. But in the meanwhile, help the victims out. After all, they are still your neighbors.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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