2012-05-10 / Front Page

Community fund established for fire victims

Chamber director issues plea

Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kathy McCorry late yesterday issued this press release:

Downtown Mariposa had a devastating blow to our community over the weekend. The Fifth Street Fire took eight businesses and has left over 30 residents without jobs. Today, many business owners are already making plans to rebuild and looking at new locations in which to re-open. In fact the Mariposa Arts Council was going to relocate later on this year however their new landlord, Chocolate Soup, agreed they could move in right away. Pizza Factory is planning on rebuilding, Grace Note Chimes has already signed a lease for a new location and should reopen sometime in June, and Pony Expresso is looking for a new location.

We are thankful that there was no loss of life and that no one was injured.  There is however a need we would like to ask you for help and support. Over 30 employees have been displaced and it may be several weeks before unemployment kicks in and in some cases it, the unemployment may not be enough to cover basic expenses.

Therefore, we have established a Fifth Street Fire Fund to be a stop gap for the employees that  need it. 

Your donation can be mailed to:
Attn: Mariposa Co. Chamber of commerce,
 PO Box 425, Mariposa CA 95338. Please make checks payable to: Yosemite Bank Act # 303004964 and write 5th St. Fire in the memo line.

Thank you for your time, your help and your wonderful spirit. 

Kathy McCorry, Executive Director Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce

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This is AWESOME!! Thanks so

This is AWESOME!! Thanks so much for stepping up.

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