Fundraiser Thurs. for Victims of the recent fire at 3132 16th Street, NW

photograph of the 5th floor hallway where the fire broke out

From a reader:


Haydee’s Restaurant is holding a fundraiser in support of Byron Paredes, Katherine Alvarez, and their four-year-old daughter, who suffered extensive third-degree burns in a fire in their Mount Pleasant apartment building on September 29. They face months of hospitalization and painful recoveries, and they lost everything they owned.
Haydee’s Restaurant will donate a portion of all sales to the family, and donations will also be accepted from the public.

Haydee’s Restaurant, 3102 Mt Pleasant Street NW (two blocks west of Columbia Heights Metro station)

Thursday, October 21, from 4 pm til closing

**To donate by credit or debit card, go to Byron’s employer’s website,, and click on “Help Byron”**”

2 Comment

  • Want to let readers know that the deceased man was an employee at Cafe Divan (Glover Park neighborhood, 1834 Wisc Ave NW). I was there on Friday the 15th and they have a donation box next to their carry out register.

  • Does anyone know what percentage Haydee’s is donating?

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