Day-After-Xmas Fire in Abington Twp

$30,000 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 288 people in 5 months
Created December 26, 2017
[EDIT/UPDATE: I have edited the narrative below to remove the information about clothing/gift card donations—but NOT because those donations haven't been appreciated! Folks have been outstandingly generous in donating clothes and gift cards (and, of course, in donating to this GoFundMe), and the Lordi/Osterneck family is deeply grateful. Right now, they have as much donated clothing as they can handle until they are set up in longterm temporary housing. But for each item donated and to each person who donated it, they—and I—say a resounding THANK YOU!]

On December 26, 2017, there was a devastating house fire in the Huntingdon Valley section of Abington Township at the home of Michelle Lordi, an acclaimed jazz singer whose weekly shows at Vintage have brought beautiful music and great joy to our community. Fortunately, Michelle, her husband Mac (Malcolm), and their three kids got out safely and are staying with relatives in the area. But there was profound damage to their house and possessions.

Michelle is an incredible person and a good friend of mine. I hope that my friends throughout our wonderful Abington Township community will join both me and Ward 2 Commissioner Ken Brodsky in helping Michelle and her family recover from this catastrophic incident by donating to and sharing this GoFundMe.

If you have any questions, please contact me (Commissioner John Spiegelman) at spiegs@spiegs.net or Commissioner Ken Brodsky at ken4ward2@gmail.com. THANK YOU so much for helping our neighbors in their time of need.
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Friends, I am in full-hearted awe of everyone's inspiring generosity—you are AWESOME, and I thank you all so much for all the support that you're giving to Michelle and Mac. I was with them at the house today, and the courage, spirit, and good humor that they displayed while they maneuvered through the iced-over wreckage of their home was a testament to their focus on the most important thing of all: that they and the kids are safe and unhurt. If you ever need a reminder that our lives are defined not by the material stuff we cram into our spaces but by the people we let into our hearts, look no further than this amazing family.

And now it's time to head over to Vintage to hear some sweet jazz—because, yeah, that's how Michelle rolls.

THANK YOU all again. ♥
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Folks, I am moved to tears by your remarkable generosity, and Michelle—in the midst of everything that she and Mac are dealing with—took the time to reach out to say that she is amazed by and profusely grateful for everything that everyone is doing for her family. Thank you so, so much!
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Raised by 288 people in 5 months
Created December 26, 2017
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