City, Sun Santa Team Up to Help Fire Victims

Sun Santa, the City and Community Teamwork Aid Fire Victims

The Sun News 4/26/21

Lowell City Councilor Sokhary Chau has announced the distribution of Sun Santa funds and Fire Victims funds to residents left homeless due to the Westford Street fire in February.


Seven families were devastated and became homeless because of the blaze.

“Along with Mayor John Leahy, we partnered with Community Teamwork Inc., of Lowell,” Chau said. “ The community raised over $ 13,000 to directly benefit those who lost everything.”

In addition, the Sun Santa Fund contributed separately to the victims to help them with their daily needs.

Special thanks for coordination and assistance should be mentioned for Community Teamwork by Kathleen Plath, Joann Howell and CEO Karen Frederick. Also, coordination by Terry McCarthy, director of the Sun Santa Fund, played as a vital part in providing relief for the fire victims.

“We are very grateful for the efforts of these individuals who work tirelessly for the Lowell community,” Chau said.

Pictured: City Councilor Sokhary Chau, left, and CTI CEO Karen
Frederick with two representatives of two of the families displaced by a fire on Westford street in February.

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