Donations for Seymour Ave fire victims, Salvation Army Food Distribution updates, KoC Virtual Craft Fair, & more | November 9, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
NOVEMBER 9, 2020

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Donations set up for families affected by Seymour Ave. fire

Photo by LCTV staff

On November 6th a 2-alarm fire destroyed a multi-family home at 11 Seymour Ave. in Lynn. According to the Lynn Fire Department three families were displaced, but all residents made it out unharmed. One firefighter was transported with minor injuries. The fire is still under investigation.

Since Friday two GoFundMe pages have been set up by family members of those affected by the fire. The two GoFundMe pages that have been shared are below, with descriptions & links for each.

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From GoFundMe organized by Adolfo Carranza: On November 6, 2020 at Seymour Ave Lynn, MA around 9am Jeffrey Morales and his family lost their house and everything inside due to a house fire including their clothes, memories and a place to call home. They have two kittens who were trapped in the home during the fire that are now in the hospital/vet with injuries from burns and smoke inhalation. Anything will help to get this family back on their feet and to be able to pay the medical bills of their two kittens. Thank you in advance and God bless you for anything.
The family also requests any new/used clothing or essentials for the kittens. Anything will help! You can contact me or any of the family members!
Contact:
Jeffrey Morales: (617) 961-2274
Adolfo Carranza; (617) 230-0494

Click here to go to this GoFundMe page.

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From GoFundMe organized by Nataly Molina: In just a few hours my dad n brother lost everything in matter of seconds after a two-alarm destroyed a triple decker on Seymour Avenue Friday morning (11/6). They have absolutely nothing besides the clothes they have one. Another major stress added to them along with the whole covid going on and not able to work full time and barely cutting it plus the holidays approaching fast. Anything would help my family in this time in need. We would really appreciate it alot. Am tring to help my dad n brothers get a new place to live and other items they need. If your not able to make donation but would like to donate items pls contact me Nataly email [email redacted]

Click here to go to this GoFundMe page.



Salvation Army Food Distribution updates

This week the Salvation Army of Lynn’s food distribution will be canceled on Monday & Wednesday. Tuesday is is expected to be open, but Thursday & Friday are currently in question. This is due to a food shortage & being between contracts with vendors, according to Helen Johnson of the Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army’s Food Pantry is currently being held at Manning Field every week Monday-Friday from 1-4PM. The change from their Franklin Street location is due to the large amount of cars that were causing traffic issues downtown.
Those visiting are asked to bring proof of address, drive if possible, & have a clean trunk to put food supplies into. Those walking are being advised to bring a cart to carry the box, as it is heavy. Multiple families are allowed per car, and the Salvation Army is able to refer to places that deliver if needed.

For updates and closure notices please follow the Salvation Army of Lynn’s Facebook page.


The Lynn DPW has sent us an updated street sweeping schedule for this week. Thursday & Friday’s schedules have changed from what we released last week.

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Every Friday afternoon we expect to post the street sweeping schedule for the next week, until street sweeping has been completed. Please follow our Facebook page for these postings.

Lynn Knights of Columbus to hold Christmas Craft fair fundraiser virtually from Dec. 6-12th

This year, due to COVID-19, the Lynn Knights of Columbus will be holding their annual Christmas Craft Fair virtually.
From December 6-12th the community can visit LynnCraftFair.com to look at each vendor as if you were walking from table to table. Vendors will list information about & pictures of what they are selling, as well as how to contact them for questions & orders.
The KoC are still looking for vendors for this event. If you would like to become a vendor please contact Robert MacIsaac via email by clicking here before November 30th. While on the website the community is encouraged to sign up for the email updates about the event.
All proceeds from the fair will go to the Lynn Knights of Columbus, as well as the charities they support
The above information was sent to us by the Lynn Knights of Columbus. Visit their craft fair website by clicking here.

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From Mayor McGee’s office: The Lynn Public Health Department has confirmed that as of today, the number of active, confirmed positive COVID-19 cases is 776 with 25 new cases today. 5,255 Lynn residents have recovered and 124 have died. The total number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Lynn since March 21, 2020, including those who have died and recovered, is 6,155. Please visit the City of Lynn COVID-19 Data Dashboard which is updated daily.

Stop the Spread Initiative Testing have been extended until December 31st

  • Fallon Ambulance offers testing at the following locations. Walk up Only:
    • Parking lot at Lynn English High School
      • Mon – Sat from 11:00am until 5:00pm

o    Parking Lot behind Fire Station at 725 Western Ave, off of Federal Street

  • Mon – Sat 12:00pm-6:00pm

o    Residents who have been tested for COVID-19 through Fallon Ambulance can call 617-765-0176 with any questions related to your COVID-19 test results.

  • Call Lynn Community Health Center (781)-581-3900 to make a COVID-19 test appointment at 9 Buffum Street location

Please visit http://www.ci.lynn.ma.us/covid19/resources.shtml#p7GPc1_2 for more information on how you can get a free COVID-19 test in the City of Lynn until December 31st.

We will continue to provide regular updates on COVID-19 through the City website (www.lynnma.gov), social media, and the Smart 911 emergency notification system (sign up at www.smart911.com).

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