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YOU CAN HELP FIRE VICTIMS...FAMILY OF DECEASED NEEDS HELP...THANK YOU TO VOLUNTEERS
Release Date: October 22, 2013

HOW YOU CAN HELP VICTIMS OF THE HORRIBLE FIRE THAT TOOK LIFE OF A 2 YEAR OLD THIS WEEKEND...
 
Do you want to help the victims of the horrible fire that took place this past weekend in N Elmsford? A 2 year old lost his life in the fire. The following memo was sent to me by the Elmsford School Superintendent--highlighting some easy action steps you can take to help.

Below are clothing sizes for all members of the family. As a result of the fire, the family lost practically everything. Should you wish to donate clothing, please remember that the adults in the family are presently in need as well. Any/all donations can be dropped off in the main offices at all three Elmsford Schools, the Superintendent's Office at AHHS and Village Hall in Elmsford (Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM):

Adult male #1: pants 32x30, tops M/L, shoe 9
Adult male #2: pants 32W, tops M/L, shoe 10.5

Adult female #1: pants 16/18, top L/XL shoe 8
Adult female #2: pants 6, top M, shoe 7.5
Adult female #3: pants 9/10,top M, shoe 9

Male child: pants 14, tops 14, shoe (Men's) 9.5
Female child: pants 7, tops 7, shoe (Children's) 2.5
Baby: 18 - 24, Months (Female)

Additional items such blankets, coats/jackets, towels, toiletries, etc. would also be appreciated.

Your support through the following link can be used to support the family's recovery as well:

A page has been set up for them on the “Give Forward” website, which has helped so many through difficult times.
 
The link is:
 
 
Joseph Ricca

Joseph L. Ricca, Ed.D.Superintendent of Schools, Elmsford Union Free School District
98 South Goodwin Ave,Elmsford, NY 10523.Office: (914) 592-6632.
 
RED CROSS ADVISES THAT FAMILY OF DECEASED NEEDS HELP BRINGING REMAINS BACK TO BARBADOS.
Maritza Meadows, Assistant Director of the American Red Cross Emergency Services advises that the young family of the deceased are planning to have remains sent back to Barbados but are in need of funds. The mother will be in the hospital a minimum of two more weeks from my understanding. The Red Cross can't designate funds to go directly to this family. I'm going to try to figure out who checks should go to if you want to help this family. ALSO...the family lost their passports, need to replace important documents and paperwork. Will try assisting. Will keep you informed....
 
A THANK YOU TO THE VOLUNTEERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS....
Many of your neighbors attempted to help the victims of the horrible fire that took place this weekend. Among the volunteers who worked long hours were members of the Elmsford, Valhalla, Ardsley, Tarrytown & Dobbs Ferry Volunteer fire departments. Our volunteer firefighters are always on call--day, night, weekends, weekdays. The Fairview Fire department also assisted as did the Westchester County Cause & Origin, Westchester County DA's office, Greenburgh Police department and Fire Marshall, among others.

MEET A 17 YEAR OLD VOLUNTEER..Among the heroes: Justin Flynn, a 17 year old. The Valhalla Ambulance Corp put out a request for volunteers at 10:30 PM. Justin, a member of the Valhalla Ambulance Corp was off duty at that time but wanted to help. He did not arrive home until 3:30 AM Sunday morning--helping many injured. He and others worked for five hours with no break, food or drink as did many others and they are all heroes as well.
Here are the names of all that came from Valhalla Ambulance Corp.
Justin Flynn
Michael Day
Alessandro Ramirez 
Stuart Goldstein 
Susan Briggs 
Steven Marello 
Jaimie Caro 
Robert Briggs 
Nick Melillo 
Jerry Barbagallo 
Brian Boyle 
Paul Feiner
 
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