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Alder Scott J. Resnick

Alder Scott J. Resnick

Home Address:
661 Mendota Ct # 1404
Madison , WI 53703

Phone: 608-807-7962
Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Friday Night's Porchlight Fire

January 14, 2012 8:19 PM

I was saddened to learn of the fire that caused significant damage at Porchlight Inc. last night. I am currently posting from Israel, but according to reports, three people were taken to a hospital and as many as 100 residents were displaced by the fire that reportedly started in a group kitchen. 16 formerly homeless women lost everything they had in the fire and an early estimate of the damage is around $750,000.

I ask the UW-Madison and downtown community to help Porchlight in its time of need. Cleaning supplies are being accepted all weekend. The organization is also in need of cash donations, bedding, women's personal hygiene items and winter clothing.

For more information on helping out, please call (608) 257-2534, or make a donation at

Porchlight provides emergency shelter, food, employment services, counseling, and affordable transitional and permanent housing to homeless people in the Dane County community. Every year, over 350 women, men, and children are provided over 100,000 nights of shelters at Porchlight.

Madison is a generous community and I am confident that together, we can help Porchlight through this difficult time. The organization and its mission have my utmost support and respect. Borrowing a phrase from the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity -- another District 8 organization whose building was significantly damaged by fire in May of 2008 -- "We will rebuild."

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