!UPDATE! A Neighbor in Need in Shueyville

UPDATE!

We live in such an amazing community! All of you responded with everything that you have and the family says ” we have more clothes and toiletries then were ever in the house”. They want to thank all of you! They couldn’t imagine going through this without the support of those around them. They are staying at a local hotel at this time as they begin the recovery process.

You can still donate to their GoFundMe page to support the continual financial burden of being displaced while they recover from the fire damage.

On an additional note the fire department was able to rescue and prevent the loss of several artifacts in the house. One of them was a teapot with DisneyLand passes inside. Prior to the fire the family had planned a trip to Disneyland in the coming months and now they can leave the chaos knowing their community is watching out for them.

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It’s a hard way to end a holiday season and begin a new year with your house destroyed from fire and your family is safe but with only the clothes on their back.

Jefferson Monroe Fire department responded to 1510 Ridge Top Dr at 6:02pm to a fully involved house fire. We put the fire down with help from neighboring departments (Ely, Fairfax, North liberty, and Solon.) But the fire had worked its way up the chimney and into the attic before we could get it truly put out. The walls are still standing but the family has lost everything.

We need your help community!

There is a GOFUNDME page for the LaLonde Family

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Big big thank you to the surrounding departments. Let’s help this family in their time of need!


Notes:

http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/2018/01/03/swisher-home-destroyed-new-years-day-fire/999384001/

http://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/public-safety/swisher-home-destroyed-by-fire-20180102