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Benefit Held For Victims Of Fire That Killed Four Children

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The community comes together today, to support victims of this tragic fire that killed four young children and destroyed nine homes, on the 6500 block of Gesner Street earlier this month.

Many artists came out to put on a concert.

Two weeks after fire destroyed her home and killed 4 young neighbors Lily Rodriguez is gathering her belongings and looking to leave this place for good. But some things must be left behind.

Next door a memorial still marks the home where 4 year old twin girls Marie and Mariallah Boawah perished in the July 5th fire. 4-year-old Patrick Sanyeah and 3-week-old Taj Jacque were also killed. The fire sparked protests within the local Liberian immigrant community angered over the response.

Saturday the community came together again this time to stand in solidarity with the victims...a benefit concert to raise awareness and donations

"The concert will let the citizens here know and the city at large know people are here the problem still exists and we're struggling together to do what we can to help them," said City Councilwoman Janine Blackwell.

Liberian artists sang and danced on 66th Street in the shadow of the burnt out homes. Organizers want to bring attention back to the affected area.

Rasheeda Seward's home was damaged. She watched the concert from a nearby porch.

"I am here for the children because I watched them grow up. So my support is with that family so that why I'm here," said Seward.

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