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This is your chance to start off the New Year with a good deed…

The fire at my parent’s house 12/27/2016

As I wrote about a few days ago, 2 days after Christmas my parent’s house caught on fire. The fire was started in one of the bedrooms by an electric blanket and spread to the surrounding rooms. It took less 3 minutes from the time my dad woke up to fire on top of his feet to the fire being fully involved, but everyone made it out of the house safely. The fire department responded within 3 minutes but it took about an hour for them to get the fire under control. About half the house was gutted by fire and the rest suffered severe smoke and water damage. The house is currently uninhabitable. 
The house was built by my great great grandfather after he immigrated from Italy. Including myself, 5 generations have lived in that house. 

The house was insured, but with it being such an old house and with the damage being so significant the repairs and replacements of things that were lost is going to be very costly.

I have set up an online donation fund to help my parents be able to afford to rebuild the house right and make it a much safer place for them to live. No amount is too small to make a difference. If you can’t afford to donate right now, you can help by sharing the link to the donation fund or reblogging this post. Thank you.