New effort underway to help Ziegenfelder’s employees after massive, accidental fire


A new effort is underway to help employees at Ziegenfelder’s Frozen Treat Company following the massive, accidental fire back in January.

Following that fire, there was lingering concern about what the company and its employees would do if a crisis happened again. 

That’s why the company is teaming up with Catholic Charities.

They’re forming a special program called the “Ziegenfelder Employee Emergency Assistance Program”  to help combat these concerns. 

Officials said the program will benefit all members of the “Ziggy Tribe” when they fall on hard times.

Whether it’s helping you replace a tire you can’t afford or buying shoes to match your kid’s school uniform, the Emergency Assistance Program is around to help. 

Officials told 7News the idea started when Rabbi Lief of Temple Shalom witnessed the peril that was happening during that blaze. 

When he saw the devastation, he just knew he wanted to help. 

Now, the program will offer more than just financial assistance. 

It also offers life coaches for employees seeking guidance on things like budgeting and financial stability. 

Officials confirm the program is already up and running.

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