Still Boston Strong: Five Funds Set Up for Firefighters Killed in Back Back Fire
On March 26, a fast-moving fire raged through a Back Bay brownstone, taking the lives of Lieutenant Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy. Lieutenant Walsh left behind a wife and three children under the age of 10. Firefighter Kennedy was a Marine veteran. In the wake of the tragedy, friends and Boston community members set up several funds to benefit the victimsâ€™ families, as well as the 13 other injured firefighters. â€”Caroline Hatano
1. Lieutenant Walshâ€“Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund:
Proceeds will go directly to the Walsh and Kennedy families.
2. College Fund for Fallen Boston Firefighter Lt. Edward J. Walshâ€™s Three Children:
Sean Oâ€™Connor, cofounder of The Boston Calendar, is raising money to support Lieutenant Walshâ€™s children when they head for college.
3. The Greg Hill Foundation Beneficiary Firefighters of the Beacon Street Fire:
Established by the WAAF radio personality, this fund had raised more than $82,000 at press time.
4. Heroes of Beacon Street Fire:
Funds will benefit the 13 firefighters who were hospitalized for injuries.
5. 33 to 33:
Cone Communications encourages donors to give $33 to honor the firefighters.
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