In the early morning of September 16, multiple fires in a predominantly-Latino neighborhood in Chicago left 39 people displaced, and one person dead.
Latinos make up 78% of Pilsen's population, though there's been a huge change in the neighborhood's demographics.
Gentrification in Pilsen has become problematic for Latinos. Some have left the area due to the rise of rental costs.
According to the 2010 census, one Chicago Latino neighborhood saw a nearly 18% point drop in Latino population between 2000 and 2010. Four other communities saw lesser declines.
As for Pilsen itself, 78% of its population is Latino, 14% is white, and 3% is Black.
Despite Pilsen's transition, this fundraiser shows the community will have the victims backs, no matter what.