Update: A fifth fundraiser, “Chapter House fire victims fund,” has raised $1,520 from 25 people. (It wasn’t factored in the numbers below.)
Ithaca, N.Y. — An outpouring of support has already raised at least $22,000 for those affected by The Chapter House fire on Tuesday.
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More than 500 people have donated to four separate fundraising campaigns all related to the blaze, which destroyed two buildings and displaced at least 44 people.
Here are the fundraisers and how much has been raised for each as of 10:10 a.m. Friday morning:
— $11,144 | Support the 400 Stewart Ave Block: “All proceeds will be given to a Cornell account created specifically to help the affected students and will be disbursed from there as needed.”
— $5,462 | Help Rebuild the Chapter House! “Let’s help rebuild it. Please share, and donate if you can.
— $2,805 | Fire Recovery Fund: “Although Cornell is providing temporary housing and other supplies for Savannah this will not last. She needs funds to repurchase clothing, school supplies, food, other neccessities, and secure housing for the rest of the semester.”
— $2,774 | Show Your Love for the Chapter House Staff: “They’ve served us drinks, brought us live music, provoked conversations, made us laugh, fed our bellies with popcorn & our minds with trivia — and built a special place that felt like home. Now they need our help.”
A link to all of the fundraisers can be found on the top right of the Ithaca Voice webpages.
If we missed a fundraiser, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add it here.
Ithaca Voice coverage of Chapter House fire
Update: Everyone safe in fire at Ithaca’s Chapter House; buildings lost – Everyone is safe and accounted for in a fire that drew a huge emergency response and caused significant damage at The Chapter House. Ithaca Voice
Chapter House bartender: Our sympathies are with those who lost homes – “We’re really happy that everyone is okay: That is the most important thing.” Ithaca Voice
Why I will always love The Chapter House – Sometime during my sophomore year at Cornell, my best friend turned 21. I was still 20. Ithaca Voice
Danger unknown, Ithaca crews rushed into burning Chapter House building – Ithaca crews arriving at the scene of a multi-building fire on Stewart Avenue early Tuesday morning faced a daunting task.Ithaca Voice
Cornell student escapes from Chapter House fire: ‘The entire area was orange’ – “When I put my glasses on, I could see through the glass that the entire area was orange.” Ithaca Voice
Cornell grad student offers to house those displaced by Chapter House blaze – Katherine Herleman reacted with dismay when she saw news of the fire at The Chapter House in Ithaca early Tuesday morning.Ithaca Voice
Cause of Chapter House fire not declared; avoid area – The cause of the fire remains undetermined. Ithaca Voice
Ithaca moves to fundraise for The Chapter House, help victims of fire – There are several ongoing fundraising campaigns to help The Chapter House and residents of the buildings destroyed in a fire early Tuesday morning. Ithaca Voice
Smoke from fire at The Chapter House visible from Ithaca College – Smoke from the fire at The Chapter House in Ithaca’s Collegetown Tuesday morning could be seen from as far away as South Hill. Ithaca Voice
Ithaca officials begin to evaluate extent of damage to The Chapter House – “…There was fire blowing out the front windows of the bar.” Ithaca Voice
About 30 Cornell students affected by Chapter House fire taken to Barton Hall – The university will seek to provide accommodations and housing for all the students affected by the blaze. Ithaca Voice