Simeon's Building Tragedy
How to Help or How to Tell Us You Need Help
The purpose of this page is to provide a central clearinghouse for those wishing to help anyone affected by the tragic accident on the Commons that took place on June 20th. If you, or your family, were affected or if you are looking for ways to help, you can fill out a simple online form so that we can start to connect those in need to those who are offering goods or services.
**Please note, although this is housed at Deb Mohlenhoff's City of Ithaca Website (for ease of editing and access) there is a group of people that include Simeon's Staff, City of Ithaca representatives, United Way staff, and Downtown Ithaca Alliance representatives that have formed a small committee to coordinate fundraising events and donation efforts.
SAVE THE DATE: JULY 8, 6pm to 9pm, Stewart Park - Benefit Event - details to follow.
View the item wishlist HERE.
ONLINE FORM TO ASK FOR HELP OR OFFER HELP - PLEASE CLICK HERE
If you are an individual, business, or non-profit that is looking to offer goods, programs, or services please click the link above and give us some basic information. Someone from the coordinating committee will contact you to work out details.
If you, or a family member, were directly affected and need help of any kind, please also complete the form. Someone will be in touch to get more details and to connect you to the needed services.
We will soon be posting a wish-list gathered from those affected so watch this site for details.
Those affected are in the grieving and healing process right now. We're hoping that we can help in that process by not only offering needs, but perhaps also offering ways to pamper and spread some joy to the families. Donations of tickets to shows, special events, local restaurants, and other such items would be much appreciated.
United Way Guide to Tompkins County Resources can be found HERE.
2-1-1 Tompkins Cortland is available by telephone by dialing 2-1-1 and has a searchable database HERE.
We will also be coordinating a few crisis counseling sessions for the community and will post them to this site as they are scheduled.
To donate to the Amanda Bush Memorial Fund please click here: http://www.uwtc.org/AmandaBushFund
We are hoping to set up a second fund for Simeon's staff, building tenants, Titus Gallery, and Cornell Barbershop Staff. We are currently working on the logistics of that fund and will announce details soon.