Among the possible reasons given for the small number of children who have received scholarships: Many of the children â¿¿ perhaps dozens â¿¿ are not yet college age. (Four were not even born when the fire happened and are now 9 years old.) Some children never even graduated from high school and chose not to go to college. And many families bitterly swore they'd never take a dime from the Derderian brothers.But many families contacted by the AP said they had never heard of the fund and wished they had known about it so they could have taken advantage of it. Others complained it can be hard to contact. People who tried in recent months found the phone number disconnected and said emails went unanswered.
Charity Set Up After RI Fire Has Had Modest Effect
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