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Money Needed for "Proper Burial"

Online effort launched for funerals of 7 fire victims



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    Three children were among the 7 victims in the Dec. 26th fire in SW Philadelphia. Funeral services are Saturday, Jan. 17th. The Liberian community is trying to raise enough money for proper burials.

    The day after Christmas, seven people ranging in ages from 18 months to 54 years, died when a fire roared through a three-story home in Southwest Philadelphia.

    A kerosene heater exploded near the only exit out of the basement, trapping the victims in the home. The victims were part of the large Liberian community of Philadelphia.

    In the weeks after the tragedy family, friends and survivors have been trying to raise money in order to provide the victims with a proper burial.

    The group has created a memorial fund and ask that community members make any contribution they can.

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    (Published Friday, Dec. 26, 2008)

    Donations can be made through a website created for the victims, Just click here.

    Or you can mail donations to:
    Phila Seven Fire Victims Memorial Fund
    Wachovia Eastwick Financial Center
    2904 Island Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19153

    Victims names and ages:
    Zyhire Teah (18 months)
    Mariam Dosso (7)
    Ramere Dosso (8)
    Jennifer Teah (17)
    Elliot Teah (23)
    Vivian Teah (25)
    Henry W. Gbokoloi (54)

    Liberian Community Mourns Fire Victims

    [PHI] Liberian Community Mourns Fire Victims
    This community is turned upside down as 7 of their own lost their lives inside a Southwest Philadelphia house.
    (Published Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008)

    Click here to see pictures of the fire victims.

    Services are as follows:

    Friday, January 16, 2009
    6:30 PM

    Memorial Growing at Scene of Deadly SW Phila. Fire

    [PHI] Memorial Growing at Scene of Deadly SW Phila. Fire
    Friends and family of the victims of a deadly fire in Southwest Philadelphia visit the home to mourn their loss.
    (Published Monday, Dec. 29, 2008)

    Saturday, January 17, 2009
    Celebration of Lives and Funeral Services
    8:30 AM

    Held at: Divine Mercy Parish
    66-67 Chester Avenue
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19142