Stratford residents raise money for local leader affected by house fire

People in Stratford are reportedly chipping in to support one of their local leaders after his home was seriously damaged in a fire last week.

The Stratford Star reports Third District Councilman Wali Kadeem lives in a Larkin Court home that caught fire last Thursday.

The Stratford Star reports Third District Councilman Wali Kadeem lives in a Larkin Court home that caught fire last Thursday. (8/22/16)

STRATFPRD - People in Stratford are reportedly chipping in to support one of their local leaders after his home was seriously damaged in a fire last week.

The Stratford Star reports Third District Councilman Wali Kadeem lives in a Larkin Court home that caught fire last Thursday.

Fellow Councilwoman Tina Manus set up a GoFundMe page to help Kadeem and his family. 

It has already surpassed the fundraising goal, with more than $1,300 collected.

The fire reportedly started in an electrical outlet near the foot of the bed and spread to a mattress.

Firefighters say no one was hurt.

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Stratford Fire Donations

If viewers are interested in donating to the family:

Councilwoman Tina Manus: tmanus@townofstratford.com

GoFundMe

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