On Nov. 27 residents of the Cedar High Apartments in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood experienced a fire that completely destroyed the 14th floor of the building, resulting in five deaths and nearly 50 minor injuries. The tragedy has left this tight knit community frightened and devastated. A portion of SEED funds will go to a fund managed by the People’s Center to support the individuals and families impacted by this fire.
On Dec. 25 another fire broke out at Minneapolis’ Francis Drake Hotel displacing more than 200 residents. These families lost their housing and all of their belongings. A portion of SEED funds will go to a fund managed by the Minneapolis Foundation to support the individuals and families impacted by the fire at the Francis Drake Hotel.