LOWELL -- A memorial fund for Tina Christakos, one of the seven victims of the Branch Street fire, has been created.

The public can contribute to the Tina Christakos Memorial Fund at any Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union branch.

Christakos was 44.

Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union is also accepting cash and checks for the Branch Street Fire Victims Relief Fund.

The Greater Lowell Community Foundation is also joining relief efforts. The foundation has identified three key areas of partnership: creating an internship position to collaborate with the Lowell Fire Department on education efforts in community settings; assisting in hosting a forum about fire education and safety with community leaders; and developing a video on fire safety to serve as an educational tool.

The foundation announced it will commit $10,000 to fire education and safety efforts.


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