The Loss of a Loved One
On Thursday evening, June 24th, the McNally and Fugere families suffered the heartbreaking loss of their beloved Catherine “Kate” McNally to a tragic fire along with their entire family home. Kate's husband Dan and son Jake miraculously escaped the fire but have lost all of their possessions, and along with daughter Maureen Constance "Connie" of Washington, DC, all have lost their matriarch and family home. The family, their friends, and the community of Northwood, NH lost so much that day.
You may read more about the events of that evening in this local newspaper article (warning: distressing content): https://seacoastcurrent.com/victim-of-northwood-nh-fire-identified-by-fire-marshal/
In the aftermath of an event like this, the necessities of daily life all carry a cost- immediate shelter, clothing, food, and medical supplies are now primary concerns for Dan and Jake. Even more daunting are the costs associated with fire restoration, long-term housing, basic furnishings, and sadly funeral arrangements.
How You Can Help
Dan and Jake are proud men and would never ask for help. As a community, we can make sure they don't have to ask. By making a contribution to this fund, we can help ensure Kate's husband and children can cover some of the basics while they grieve her loss, and importantly, begin to consider how to make a new home after this devastating loss. The McNallys are a kind, strong, and giving family with deep roots in Northwood, having lived there for 40 years. Please consider helping them through this difficult time by making a contribution to this fund and surpassing the goal of $25,000 for necessities.
You can also help by sharing this link via Facebook or email.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!
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