A direct giving campaign has been set up for victims of the Hyde Street fire that displaced 23 residents of San Francisco’s Tenderloin district Thursday.
As the predominantly Spanish-speaking families begin to look for affordable housing in one of the country’s toughest real estate markets, Supervisor Jane Kim announced a fundraising effort to help them rebuild their lives.
Working with Project Homeless Connect, La Voz Latina and HandUp, they’ve set up a crowd-funding effort at www.handup.us/members/familiesof642hydestfire. Donors can make a direct financial contribution to displaced families, according to staffers with the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
The campaign raised $485 within the first 24 hours.
Supervisor Kim called the campaign a safe place for fire survivors to tell their stories and said that every dollar donated would go directly to struggling families.
Donors will be able to see the impact of their contributions through member updates on the handup.us platform, according to staffers with the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Dave Brooksher, Bay City News