[This piece written 8 June. For Updates, see Frager’s Fire News above.]
We all know about the quite awful Frager’s Fire. We mourn but are hopeful that our beloved Frager’s will rise from the ashes some day. And, sooner rather than later.
The community doesn’t know what the financial needs are yet (i.e., what insurance won’t cover). But, donations are being collected, fundraisers are being announced, and a Frager’s “Pop Up” will be in operation Sat and Sun at Eastern Market.
The specifics. You can …
… stay in touch, post information and ideas, by joining the Friends of Fragers Yahoo Group
… learn more at: http://www.friendsoffragers.org/
… donate money through the Capitol Hill Community Foundation. Online: click on the Donate button and write Frager’s in the dedication section. Visa, Mastercard, and Amex accepted. Or, you could send a check to CHCF, 419 East Capitol Street SE, DC 20003. Be sure to note it is for Frager’s.
On Sat 8 Jun and Sun 9 Jun, Frager’s will operate a “pop up” garden center on the old East Hall pad across the street from Eastern Market (7th & C Streets SE). Mayor Gray will welcome Frager’s to Eastern Market on Sunday at noon.
On Wed 12 Jun, the Hill Center and DC Jazz are teaming up to present a concert to benefit the Friends of Frager’s Fund. Details are on the Hill Center website: http://hillcenterdc.org/home/ and at the Friends of Frager’s Yahoo Group. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Another benefit concert may be in the works for Fri 21 Jun at The Fridge. Details to come.