photograph of the 5th floor hallway where the fire broke out
From a reader:
“FUNDRAISER FOR FIRE VICTIMS
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, www.tonicrestaurant.com, and click on “Help Byron”**”