Families Affected by a House Fire in Tuxedo Need Your Help

Two families are in need of assistance following a devastating house fire last night. Both households include veterans, in addition to two small children.  I don't believe that anyone was hurt, which is fortunate, but the effect of losing your home is obviously catastrophic.

The Town of Tuxedo is organizing a drive - see details below - summary:

- Household goods can be donated at the American Legion Hall

- Gift cards can be left at the Tuxedo Police Department 24/7 (for personal hygiene, clothing)

Clothing is the immediate concern since both of these families lost everything they own.

Update on 04/20 from Shari Brooks at the Town:

A fund has been set up at GoFundMe.com. See link below. Monetary donations can be made at the secure site for the families who lost their homes in the duel house fires this past weekend.

We are accepting house hold items at the American Legion Hall.  (16 Orange Turnpike, Southfields, NY  10975)  For large bulky items please call Town Hall to make drop off arrangements: 845-351-2265. Items such as microwaves, beds, cook ware, towels, sheets etc.…  are needed. We will organize and store these items in the basement for the families. When they are ready it will all be there for them. Any unused items will be donated to other families in need.

I am very proud of Tuxedo for how it supports those in our community who are in need, very recently with Hurricane Irene / Sandy. It is the best and most admirable aspect of the Tuxedo community.

Thank you for your support.


UPDATE 05/01:

I spoke with Paul this week and everyone seems to be doing fine. No one was hurt in the fire, and that's always the most important thing. The families are deciding what to do - to rebuild, or to move on - but all have been touched by the tremendous outpouring of support.

Thank you - everyone.