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5 Ways to Help the Victims of the Orchard Street Fire

On Sunday February 4th, 2024, a fire broke out at 1017 Orchard Street in Peekskill, NY, leaving three families displaced and in need of assistance. If you’d like to help those affected by the fire, there are several ways you can do so.

Donate Money

Eddie Guiracocha, local business owner and extended family member to the affected families, has set up a GoFundMe to raise funds to help the victims recover. You can donate to the campaign by visiting

The GoFundMe campaign has a goal of $15,000 which will be split evenly between the three families. As of February 7th, $4,301 has been raised.

Donate Goods

The fire took everything and so these families are forced to start from scratch, so donations of physical goods including clothes, furniture, kids goods (like diapers/toys), and pet supplies (a dog and cat were also displaced) are greatly appreciated.

The families have some specific requests listed below.

Family 1

  • Kim & Jenny – Shoes size 7, Shirts size M, Pants size M
  • Carmen – Shoes size 8, Shirts size M. Pants size 6
  • Manuel – Shoes size 8-9, Shirts size L, Pants size 34×30
  • Daniela (Age 6) – Shirts/pants size 7-8, Shoes size 10-11
  • Hailey (Age 4) – Shoes size 11, Clothes size 6 (toddler)

Family 2

  • Male – Shirt size M, Pants 33×30, Shoes 9.5
  • Female – Shirt size S, Pants 0-3, Shoes 7
  • Female – Shirt size M, Pants 5-7, Shoes 6.5 – 7

Family 3

  • Female – Shirt size M, Pants 4 – 7, shoes 6
  • Male – shirt size M, Pants 29 wide, Shoe size 8
  • Infant baby girl (6 months old) – baby Enfamil baby formula and diapers.

Reach out to Eddie at [email protected] to coordinate donations and ask any questions.

Drop off larger items at Elks Lodge

The Peekskill Elk’s Lodge has generously offered to hold larger donations. Those wishing to donate larger items are encouraged to arrange a drop-off time with Eddie so these contributions can be managed efficiently.

When donating at any drop-off sites, please mention that your donation is for the families affected by the Orchard St. Fire. This will help ensure your generous contributions reach the familes.

Volunteer Your Time

If you have some free time, consider volunteering your time to help those affected by the fire. This could involve helping to sort and distribute donations, providing transportation to those who need it, or simply offering a listening ear to those who are struggling.

Share Information on Social Media

Help spread the word about the fire and the ways in which people can help those affected by it. Share information from reliable sources and encourage others to get involved in helping those in need. Share this post!

By working together, we can help those affected by the Orchard Street fire get the support and assistance they need during this difficult time.