Fire Recovery in Boothbay

On the snowy morning of Feb 5, 2014 the unthinkable happened to a local family. A fire tore through their home destroying most of the inside. Anything not touched by fire, is damaged by smoke. The structure of their home sustained significant damage-including partial fall-in. Luckily, the family- a father, mother, their two adopted children, and their pets were lucky to escape. Now, in the midst of winter- this family is starting from scratch.

The Marston Family, shown here, are a locally known family in the Boothbay area. Down on their luck already-battling with significant health issues- including cancer and heart problems, and struggling with a devastating business loss and resulting financial stress, a fire was the last thing this family needed. And yet, despite these issues- the Marstons are a family known for their golden hearts, quirky sense of humor, and willingness to help any neighbor or friend in any way they can. They get by on love, laughter, and the color purple- or so it seems to those that know them best.

Now, this family needs our help. This fire has taken everything from them- from the bare essentials to furniture. While they were able to save themselves and their beloved pets, they are in need of all else. We have set a modest goal to get them back on their feet and are in need of community assistance. No donation is too small, and every single one will help this great family recover from the unthinkable.

In addition to any financial help, if there is any assistance out there to help this family acquire reliable transportation (they are down to 1 vehicle on its last legs)- it would make a truly remarkable difference to this family. Clothing, furniture, and other donations may also be welcome as soon as this family gets relocated.
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    • $5 
    • 94 mos
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    • $25 
    • 94 mos
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    • $30 
    • 94 mos
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    • $100 
    • 94 mos
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    • $25 
    • 95 mos
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Aimee Roderiques 
Boothbay, ME
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