Many people are now permanently displaced and thousands remain without power after the gas explosions that took place at homes across Lawrence, Andover and North Andover on Thursday, September 13.

Individuals and businesses looking to support relief efforts can make a contribution to the Essex County Community Foundation's (ECCF) Lawrence Emergency Fund. An outpouring of support has been felt at ECCF. More than $100,000 was donated to the Lawrence Emergency Fund in two days. The ECCF is working closely with its community partners to identify those in need and get funds to them as quickly as possible.

For more information, contact Essex County Community Foundation at 978.777.8876. Donate online.