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Charlotte Amalie
Monday, December 4, 2023


When Tahra Richardson, a well-known local entertainer, lost everything in a fire at her home in December, a group of her friends opened an account to receive donations to help Richardson get her life back together.
Elaine Chong, one of the people taking the lead to help Richardson, said she was surprised to find there was no community source for aid to victims of fire.
So, she and a group of friends have started to collect money, clothes and household items to help Richardson and, ultimately, other local victims of fires, according to the V.I. Independent.
Richardson was off-island when fire destroyed her home and most of her belongings on Dec. 21.
She not only lost her home but her livelihood too. Richardson, a musician, lost guitars, amplifiers and $15,000 worth of CDs she uses in her work as a DJ.
Any donations made that cannot be used by Richardson will be held and passed on to other victims of fire, according to Chong.
For more information call Elaine Chong at 715-3147.

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