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Fw: [Eckington] Tawana Gantt Fund established to assist victims of Jackson St NE fire

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  • Chase, Ayawna (COUNCIL)
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      Fw: [Eckington] Tawana Gantt Fund established to assist victims of Jackson St NE fire

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      From: Eckington@yahoogroups.com <Eckington@yahoogroups.com>
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      Subject: [Eckington] Tawana Gantt Fund established to assist victims of Jackson St NE fire

      See this 01/02/2009 press release from the Office of Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr.


      Office of Ward 5 Councilmember Harry "Tommy" Thomas, Jr.       
       <http://www.harrythomas5.org/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/webassets/emblem.jpg>

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      January 2, 2009        
      Contact:
      Vicky Leonard-Chambers
      202. 727. 8204 (desk)
      202. 683. 9053 (cell)
      vleonardchambers @ dccouncil.us

             
             
      Ward 5 Business Council Establishes Tawana Gantt Fund
      to Assist Victims and Survivors of Jackson Street, NE Fire     
      Washington DC - At the request ofWard 5 Councilmember Harry "Tommy" Thomas, Jr., the Ward 5 Business Council has established the Tawana Gantt Fund at Cardinal Bank to assist with funeral arrangements for Tawana Gantt and the five other family members who perished with her in the January 1, 2009 Jackson Street, NE house fire: Ms. Gantt's daughter, Kaniya, age four; Oscar Wilson III, age 11; Joseph Wilson, age 10; Keith Nelson, age 23; and Charles Smith, age 72.

      Ms. Gantt, 22, was a dedicated employee in the office of Councilmember Thomas where she worked on constituent service and Ward 5 Business Council issues.

      Check may be made payable to the Tawana Gantt Fund and sent to:

      Tawana Gantt Fund
      c/o Ward 5 Business Council
      PO Box 90918
      Washington, DC  20090

      Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming.  

      "Tawana was a hard worker," said Councilmember Thomas. "She had an incredibly cheerful, positive attitude and willingness to lend a hand wherever and whenever needed. We will all miss her."

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       <http://www.harrythomas5.org/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/webassets/emailphoto.jpg>  Harry "Tommy" Thomas, Jr. represents Ward 5 on the Council of the District of Columbia. Thomas chairs the Council's Committee on Libraries, Parks, and Recreation. He sits on two additional committees: Health and Workforce Development and Government Operations.  

             
             



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