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DONATE to the Cedar Street Family Fund!

The North Camden neighborhood experienced a tragedy on December 20th, 2018, when a fire on the 900 block of Cedar Street damaged five homes, leaving several people injured and displacing 19 residents. News coverage of the fire can be found here.

At the encouragement of Mayor Francisco “Frank” Moran, Camden Lutheran Housing, Inc. (CLHI) established the Cedar Street Family Fund at the South Jersey Federal Credit Union to gather monetary donations for the families. This account is unaffiliated with the City of Camden and is managed solely by CLHI.

100% of all donations received through the Cedar Street Family Fund will be divided equally among the families affected by the fires, for them to use for their self-identified needs to ease hardships. We will not ask the families to provide receipts for their portion of the money. We believe it is each family’s right to decide what their family needs, and for us to ask for justification of their expenses seems inappropriate. CLHI will track and assess funds weekly and distribute checks shortly thereafter.


1) Donate online using our secure PayPal link. Enter the amount and put “Cedar Street Family Fund” in the special instructions to seller (it’s right under the amount of money section). If you can’t input special instructions, please donate and then email Jessica Franzini at saying it is for Cedar Street.

2) Donate by check. Please make all checks payable to “Camden Lutheran Housing, Inc.” with a memo of “Cedar Street Family Fund” and mail to (or drop off at): Camden Lutheran Housing, Inc., 800 Galindez Court, 1st floor main office, Camden, NJ 08102.

CLHI is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

CLHI is a community-based non-profit organization whose mission is to rehabilitate and newly construct housing in the City of Camden for low and moderate-income individuals and families. In recent years, CLHI has expanded to include community initiatives that revitalize the greater neighborhood in accordance with the North Camden Neighborhood Plan. To learn more about CLHI, please visit, follow us on Instagram (@clhi_north), or like us on Facebook (@CLHInc).