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Community Center Holds Fundraiser for East Harlem Explosion Victims

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A community center on Wednesday turned trivia night into a fundraiser for people affected by the building explosion in East Harlem.

It took place at Mist Harlem, barely a block from the two apartment buildings that exploded earlier this month.

Ticket holders were treated to a beer tasting, a DJ and a silent auction.

The money raised is going to the Mayor's Fund set up for people displaced by the blasts.

"Being a person from Harlem, a resident of Harlem, we have to help each other out," said community organizer Landon Dais. "And I hope if this ever happened in Central Harlem, I hope there's a young community organizer in East Harlem who would come to my aid if the situation was reversed."

"I couldn't see myself, being a person from New York City, not doing something," said the Rev. Vernon Williams of the Perfect Peace Ministry Youth Outreach.

You can donate to the Mayor's East Harlem Building Collapse Relief Fund at nyc.gov/fund.

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