Mayor's Fire Relief Fund Accepting Donations


Cambridge City Hall -photo by Bob Coe

On July 27, 2014, a 9 Alarm fire displaced nine Cambridge families, including several children, from their homes and destroyed all of their personal belongings. Thankfully, none of the 29 people displaced from the buildings sustained injuries; however, they are in need of financial assistance to help recover.  

Like many renters, the residents affected do not have insurance to cover their loss.

Your donation to the Official City of Cambridge Mayor’s Disaster Relief Account will assist these families as they begin to recover from this tragedy.  

Donations can be made by check to "The City of Cambridge Mayor’s Disaster Relief Account". Checks can be mailed to or dropped off at:

Cambridge City Hall
c/o Finance Department
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 

Online donations can be made at:  

For additional information, please contact Mayor David Maher’s Office at 617-349-4321 or email us at

Background: The Allston Street fire broke out in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 27, 2014.  The 9 Alarm fire started in the back of 159 Allston Street at about 3:20 a.m., and within minutes, swept through two nearby buildings at 151-155 Allston Street. 

(The funds collected will be distributed in accordance with the guidelines of the Mayor's Disaster Relief Account.)

Visiting City Hall

Cambridge City Hall

795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA, 02139
Ph: 617-349-4000
TTY: 617-349-4242

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Lisa C. Peterson
Acting City Manager