Hoboken fundraiser to benefit Washington Street fire victims set for Friday

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The Catholic Community of Saints Paul and Peter have set up a fundraiser for this Friday evening to benefit the Hoboken victims of the Washington Street fire that occurred over the weekend. Hoboken fire

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The event will be hosted at the Kolo Club, located at 1422 Grand St., on Friday between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., according to the SPP Hoboken website.

The organization will be asking for a $25 contribution at the door antipasti, light entrees and cookies will be served in addition to a cash bar.

Additionally, a GoFundMe page has raised $9,690 in just one day for Jalen Williams, a Hoboken police officer who lived at 505 Washington St. were the fire started.

“Our brother in blue lost everything in a fire that destroyed a building in Hoboken on 2/13. Help us raise money for this young man who puts his life on the line every day to keep us safe,” the page description says, hoping to raise $15,000 for the cause.

Both 505 and Washington St. suffered severe fire and water damage as a result of the blaze, while 14 firefighters sustained relatively minor injuries such as frostbite, slips and falls and smoke inhalation.

In a statement released yesterday, Mayor Dawn Zimmer thanked everyone who helped during the blaze, including the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, Steven Police Department Jersey City Fire Department, North Hudson Regional Fire & Fire, the Teaneck Fire Department – addition to Hoboken first responders.