A fundraiser for the Madison Avenue fire relief

Four houses were destroyed.  Several families barely escaped with the clothes on their backs.

The Monday night / Tuesday morning fire that tore through a block of houses on Madison Avenue was scary, it was frightening, it was devastating.

Now it’s time for us – as a community and as good people – to help those whose lives were turned upside-down from this tragic event.

This Saturday, beginning at 8:00 p.m., a fundraiser and charitable event will take place at the Savoy Taproom on Lark Street in Albany.  Here’s the information from Savoy Taproom owner Jason Pierce, on his Facebook page:

On Saturday night the Lark Street Business Improvement District, Hudson/Park Neighborhood Association and Savoy Taproom will be hosting Madison Avenue Fire Relief 2017 at Savoy Taproom.  We’ll have live entertainment, raffles and a silent auction.  A $10 suggested donation will get you in the door and all proceeds from the donations, raffle and auction will go to the Madison Avenue Fire Victims Relief Fund.  Savoy will also be donating 10% of our gross revenues for the evening to the fund.  If you can’t make the event and wish to make a donation later today we will update you on all the locations where you can do so!

With that in mind … please help your neighbors in crisis.  Come to the event this Saturday, have a great time at the Savoy Taproom, and donate whatever you can.  Know that anything you contribute – from bidding on the silent auction to participating in raffles to dropping donations in jars – will all be used, 100% of it, to the Madison Avenue Fire Victims Relief Fund.

And if you happen to see a Chuck Miller photo or artwork at the event… yes, I’m donating as well.  In the past, I’ve seen first-hand the destruction and devastation a neighborhood fire can have – both on the families affected and on the community itself.  So if you want to get your mitts on a Chuck Miller art piece … and help families at the same time … certainly here’s your chance.

Here we are, neighbors and friends.  Let’s now do what we can – whatever we can – to reinforce the heart of our community.