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Chamber sets up fire relief fund
The New Westminster Chamber of Commerce is setting up a fire relief fund to assist businesses affected by last week's fire that claimed three Downtown buildings.
The chamber, led by director Bart Slotman, is setting up a community committee to establish criteria for how any raised or donated funds can be disbursed. The Downtown New Westminster Business Improvement Association and the media will also be invited to participate on the committee.
"The business community has responded with generosity," said chamber president Christine Conway of the fire's aftermath. "It has been very encouraging to see businesses across New West support other businesses for the greater good of the Downtown area."
Donations to the fund can be made at any Westminster Savings branch, account No. 452538201.