There was a four-alarm fire at the Arthur Capper Senior Building (900 5th St. SE) on September 19, 2018. We can be grateful to the Marines, who saw the fire and helped residents to safety, that there were no deaths or serious injuries. But all the occupants have been displaced and most have lost everything.
The Capitol Hill Community Foundation (CHCF) has created the Arthur Capper Recovery Fund to provide a trustworthy conduit for those wanting to assist these vulnerable neighbors. This venerable institution has experience in managing donations and disbursement of funds having handled community support for those affected by the Eastern Market fire (2007) and the Fragers Hardware fire (2013). Meredith Fascett, Chair ANC 6D, and Charles Allen, Ward 6 Councilmember, agree that this is the best way to channel donations to the affected residents.
Donations can be made through the CHCF website