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First Baptist Church Fire Community Notice

First Baptist Church Tall Spire Preschool

The Savings Bank and Wakefield Co-operative Bank have joined together to assist First Baptist Church and Tall Spire Preschool after the devastating fire on October 23rd.

Accounts have been set up at both banks to collect donations to support the church and help supply the school with items needed to continue educating its students.

School supplies may be dropped off at Wakefield Co-operative Bank's 342 Main Street office or The Savings Bank's Wakefield offices located at 357 Main Street, 599 North Street, and 907 Main Street.

Example supplies:
Crayons, paper, pencils, books, craft supplies, paper towels
Gift cards to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, etc.

Monetary donations should be made payable to First Baptist Fire Relief Fund and/or Tall Spire Preschool Fund and mailed to:

The Savings Bank, 357 Main Street, Wakefield, MA 01880
Wakefield Co-operative Bank, 342 Main Street, Wakefield MA 01880


We are heartbroken to see what is now left of the beautiful and iconic First Baptist Church after the blazing fire on October 23rd.

This church has been our neighbor for over 130 years. It serves as a communal space of light and love for so many. It’s a place of nourishment, shelter, peace and music. It’s home to the Tall Spire Pre-school where children have explored, created, danced and played for 35 years. This white legend lives in the memories of so many in our community.

We are beyond grateful for Wakefield’s first responders and the numerous other departments that came to assist in keeping our beloved town safe. Your exhibition of bravery and strength when those around you are crumbling is impeccable.

We’ve reached out to First Baptist Church to discuss plans for supporting everyone affected by this devastating loss and will provide updates along the way about future support programs and how you can get involved.

Let us see this tragedy as a way to come together, rise up and thrive as a community.