Powell-Lee Family Fire Recovery

On August 28, a four-alarm fire  raged in the Bronx, destroying a two-story home. Francine Powell was on her way to work when she got a call from her sixteen-year-old son that their apartment had burned down.

Francine is thankful that her family is safe; her husband, George, their sixteen-year-old son, Jovani, and eight-year-old daughter, Francesca were out of the house for the raging fire and the ultimate roof collapse. 

But the Powell-Lees still need help. They have lost everything they own and are now faced with the daunting task of replacing clothes, furniture, electronics, and a private family home.

Please help support Francine and her family recover from this devastating loss. Francine is a kind and generous person who needs support!

Please make monetary donations through GoFundMe, and contact Katherine Schell ([email redacted] ) to find out what goods the family needs and to coordinate drop-off of donations.

Thank you so much.


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Katherine Schell 
New York, NY
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