The Hoboken Relief Fund has been reestablished to benefit businesses impacted by the 38 Jackson St. fire, which was a three-alarm blaze early Monday morning and had periodically reigniting yesterday and today.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“We’re heartbroken over the fire that has displaced so many local business owners in Southwest Hoboken. These businesses have been hit hard first by COVID-19, and now many with no home and no source of revenue right before the holiday season. We are glad to re-start the Hoboken Relief Fund, to collect money to benefit these affected business owners to help them at a time they need it the most,” the HRF board said in a statement.
“We encourage Hoboken residents who can afford to do so, to donate to this fund, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, 100% of which will be provided to the affected businesses. Thank you to the Mayor Bhalla and Councilman Ramos for reaching out about re-starting the fund and to all of the residents for their consideration of any funding amount.”
Community members who would wish to help can donate here.
The double fatal fire killed Rose Marie Vos, 60, and a 61-year-old man who has not yet been identified pending notification of the next of kin, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office said yesterday.
Also on Tuesday, small businesses housed at the complex – which also contains artists’ spaces – began starting GoFundMe pages in hopes of recovering from the incident.
The Hudson County Regional Arson Task Force is investigating the matter.