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MLK fireThe Portland firefighters union is joining forces with state lawmakers and a local neighborhood association to help residents caught in the big fire on Martin Luther King Boulevard last month.

The event is Wednesday, Sept. 18 4:30-8 p.m. at Wednesday, Sept. 18, 4:30-8 p.m. at
EaT Oyster Bar, 3808 N. Williams Ave.

The Portland Firefighters' Association, Eliott Neighborhood Association, Sen. Chip Shields and Rep. Lew Frederick, together with the proprietors of EaT Oyster Bar, are offering rib dinners for $18 a plate. Proceeds will go through the Portland Firefighter's Charitable Fund directly to families impacted by the MLK Boulevard fire.  

"We are hoping to have a lot of firefighters there themselves to help raise funds, and we're hoping to get a great turnout," said Nicole Jacobson of the firefighters union.

City officials estimate the damages at $5 million from the blaze, which destroyed an entire building that had been under construction while damaging all the surrounding buildings on the west side of Martin Luther King Boulevard at North Monroe Street.

Union members say several residents lost their homes, personal items and are now trying to rebuild their lives.

If you can't make the dinner but want to send a donation, please send it to:

The Portland Firefighters' Charitable Fund 

Attention: Nicole Jacobson

4530 SE 67th  

Portland, OR 97206 

 

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