Daly Street Explosion Relief Fund
We're raising money for one of our young families who was living in 426 and lost everything. As reported, the couple and their infant were trapped in the rubble when 428 exploded.
It was beyond heartbreaking to listen as my neighbor, Jon, recounted with tears in his eyes what it was like for him and his family when the house next door to them exploded. They all happened to be in the living room at the front of the house and had just finished feeding their baby.
Jon was holding the baby when the house exploded. Instinctively, he shielded him as bricks came raining down. In the chaos, after they became trapped, he was able to begin pushing his way to the front of the house and although he was stuck, he yelled to the neighbors who were running over to help.
I will never forget hearing his cries as we were scrambling to safety of, "Help, Help! Someone help me! Please take my baby! Just take the baby!" Luckily, they were able to be rescued by neighbors and how no one was killed in all of this is beyond me.
Sadly, they learned today that it was unsafe to attempt to retrieve any of their personal belongings. Let's help them rebuild their lives and show them what being the City of Brotherly love is all about!
420 Daly Street
We could not have done it without everyone's help, so again, thank you!!!!!!!
We still have to take the change to the bank to be counted by the coin counter, so we're excited to see the number continue to rise.
I had a proud parent moment today when Rogue asked if he could give the contents of his piggy bank to the donation. I know he's been saving for a train set so I questioned if he understood that he'd never get it back. He said he understood and happily dumped it into the pile. He said he wanted the baby to have diapers. That's my boy!
Thanks again, everyone. We couldn't do it without you!
Should we raise the goal to $4000...who's with me??
Dear Ms. Schaffer,
We are glad that Officer Battles was able to provide service to you and your neighbors in such a compassionate way, during such a critical time in your lives.
Police officers frequently go above and beyond in many ways throughout each day, but rarely speak of it or expect to be commended for it. Officer Battles actions are an excellent example of that.
Thank you for taking the time to write of her efforts. Your correspondence is being forwarded to her Deputy Commissioner, her Captain, and a copy will be placed in her Personnel folder.
Sgt. Barbara Vuillermet
Office of the Police Commissioner
I will never understand what kind of people kick people while they're down but I do know what goes around comes around.
Please try to put yourself in this family's shoes. Please donate. No amount is too small. It all adds up.
i have a question why wasn't the kitty given back to the owners? I mean they lost everything why wouldn't they be given there cat back?
God Bless everyone on Daly St who was hurt, so happy that this tragedy wasn't much worse. We are all very fortunate
Would like to get in touch with Jon and his family,to offer other help if needed
Are you accepting items fit the baby or is this just fir money?