The Horniks Need our Help

Dear Friends,  On December 23rd, 2017 at about 12:30am, Chad, Kathleen, Stella, Siena, and Vivian Hornik lost the house they had spent the last year remodeling to a devastating fire.  They are all safe and alive, but their home is a complete loss, along with about 80% of their possesions.  They have spent the last 10 months working on their new home and were 3 weeks away from moving in.  They have a roof over their head in their current house, but it has been sold and on Feb 1st, they will be without a home. 


While we know insurance will hopefully make them whole again financially at some point, what it won't do is help them in the short term.  The majority of their possesions had already been moved to the new house and they have lost the majority of  their clothes and possesions, all of their "snow" clothes, and most of their winter clothes, all of their spring clothing, summer clothing.    All the families memorabila was also destroyed along with most of the kids toys, bikes,  etc...  and pretty much everything that wasn't nailed down in their current home.

Chad and Kathleen would never ask for anything and would happily give everything to help others.   Giving to others is something they do on a regular basis.  They were so excited to be moving to the Goochland and being part of such a great community.   Chad & Kathleen have used 250 Sports Grill in Goochland to help give back to our community for the past 6 years.  Chad has rebuilt the TJ Football Program giving a lot of inner city youth something to be proud of, he has rebuilt the Deep Run Football program, and now it is time for them to rebuild their lives. 

There are many of  you who want to help and while I know there are those out there who may be in more need this Christmas Season, the Horniks need our help.  I know they would do the same for all of us.  So, I am asking if you can help, please do so.  They have touched our lives and it is time we pay it forward.  Please consider donating here, or if you would rather donate clothes, toys, etc... you can bring them to me at The Wine Loft.  If you need I will come get them in the coming weeks.  I know Chad and Kathleen, and I know that, they will pay it forward when back on their feet.

Stella is 8 years old and wear a size 7/8
Sienna is 7 years old and weas a size 6/7
Vivian is 4 years old and wears a size 4/5

Just think  1 item of clothing donated to Stella will end up being worn by all 3 girls as they grow.  Talk about a return on your investment.

Kathleen is a size  4/6 or 28" in pants.  S/M tops
Chad is a large with a 32" waist.


The Horniks also want to thank the brave first responders and firefighters from Goochland, Powhatan, Hanover, and Chesterfield who not only battled the blaze all night long, but also showed great compassion to them in their time of need.  Words can't express enough how grateful they are to them all.

If you have any questions please reach out to me at [email redacted]
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jeff Ottaviano 
Organizer
Ashwoods, VA
Chad Hornik 
Beneficiary
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