“Relief allowance” for the victims of the Thorn Street fire


UTICA, NY (WUTR / WFXV / WPNY) – The Utica Police Department announced that the two child victims died in the Thorn Street fire in Utica on Monday, December 27e were buried.

A “community relief service” is organized in their honor on Saturday 9 Januaryefrom 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the North Utica Community and Senior Center at 50 Riverside Drive in Utica. Sponsors include the City of Utica, UPD, City Councilor Delvin j. Moody, Soul. 112, DHayes Catering, Doneilous King, Senora Pierce, Character Coffee and the North Utica Senior & Community Center.

The family lost all of their belongings in the fire and the UPD is asking you to consider making a donation. They accept the following clothing sizes:

10-12 GIRLS
14 GIRLS / XS for women
Small in women
Shoes 2, 3 & 6 for women

“The family would like to publicly thank the community for coming together to help us through this unexpected tragedy. We are forever grateful and touched by the selflessness of our community. During this time, it is very difficult to understand this situation and we ask everyone to respect the privacy of our family, especially the parents, giving them the chance to deal with this event. Thank you in advance for your respect, attention and courtesy. – UPD, on behalf of the Boyd / Howard family

If you have further questions, please contact 315-725-8005 or 315-939-0986.


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