"Our soul waits for the Lord, he is our help and shield. For in him our hearts rejoice; in his holy name we trust. May your mercy, Lord, be upon us; as we put our hope in you." - Psalm 33:20-22
A fundraising effort from all faith communities in Rhode Island is underway to help complete a memorial park honoring the victims of the tragic Station Nightclub fire.
100 people died and hundreds more were injured, including many first responders, during the February 20, 2003 fire at the Station Nightclub in West Warwick. It is said that every Rhode Island life and household was affected by this national tragedy, the greatest loss of life in the history of our State.
The organizers of the Station Fire Memorial Foundation have invited all Rhode Island faith communities, including the Diocese of Providence, to participate in this fundraising effort. The Station Fire Memorial Foundation needs our help to raise the remaining funds needed for this memorial. Nearly $1.6 million has been raised on a $2 million goal. Construction has begun and a formal dedication is scheduled for the Fall of 2016.
View the vision for the Station Fire Memorial Park here.
Give to the Station Fire Memorial Fund Collection at your parish (checks payable to your parish, please).
And/or send your donation to:
Diocese of Providence - ATTN.: Station Fire Memorial Fund Collection
One Cathedral Square
Providence, RI 02903
Checks payable to "Diocesan Service Corporation" - please note 'Station Memorial' on your check.
Thank you and God Bless!
The Station Fire Memorial at St. Ann Cemetery in Cranston is a moving memorial created to honor the 100 victims of the 2003 Station Nightclub Fire, some of whom are at rest at St. Ann's. The angel topped granite memorial is inscribed with the names of each victim of the tragedy.