Marlborough mayor's fund to assist fire victims


Marlborough mayor's fund to assist fire victims
The Marlborough Mayor's Fund will assist the victims of the Lake Williams condominium fire. In this photo, Mayor Arthur Vigeant surveys the scene at the April 23 fire.

Marlborough – The Monday, April 23 fire at the Lake Williams Condominiums has prompted many city residents to ask how they can help the victims and displaced families.

According to a press release from Mayor Arthur Vigeant's office, they need look no further than the Mayor's Charitable Relief Fund.

Since 1960, this emergency fund has assisted local residents in need of a helping hand during times of emergency or duress. This fund may help a family who lost their possessions in a home fire or who are threatened with eviction; senior citizens whose fuel or light and power are to be terminated; or individuals financially struggling due to a serious illness.

The mayor's fund receives the majority of its income through the Mayor's Charitable Ball which is held every other year. This year's biennial ball will take place May 5 at the Best Western Royal Plaza in Marlborough. Tickets may be purchased through the Mayor's office at City Hall.

Residents or businesses who wish to contribute to the relief efforts for the impacted families of the Lake Williams Condominiums fire are asked to send their donations to:

Mayor's Charitable Relief Fund

City Hall, 4th Floor

140 Main St.

Marlborough, MA 01752

All checks may be made out to the “Mayor's Charitable Relief Fund.”

Although all funds received will help residents in all type of emergency situations, donors have the option to ask that their check be directed to the “Lake Williams Fire Relief.”

Anyone with questions may call the mayor's office at (508) 460-3770.