Help for Haven Houseboaters

$8,741 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 89 people in 53 months
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Lutheran Church of our Savior
Address: 12 Franklin Ave, Port Washington, NY 11050
Phone: (516) 767-0603

PORT WASHINGTON (WABC) --
Two houseboats and a smaller boat were destroyed in a raging fire at a marina on Long Island overnight Monday.

The Port Washington fire department responded to a call of a boat fire in the Port Washington marina just after 2 a.m on January 19, 2015.

Upon arrival, they located a fully-involved houseboat.
The fire then spread to a smaller boat and another houseboat.

In total, eight fire departments and 150 firefighters responded to the scene. There were three injuries, all to adult civilians.  They suffered smoke inhalation and were taken to a local hospital for treatment, and they are all expected to be OK.

The boat where the fire started was a total loss and was the boat owners primary dwelling.  Everything was lost.  This crowdsource is to raise money for the owners of the boats that we lost in the fire.
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Thank you everyone for your contribution. We are taking down this 'gofundme' site. I'm happy to report that this crowdsource funded $8,741 for the Haven Houseboaters. Thank you all for your support!
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Holy Houseboat Supporters! You all are so amazing! In three days we have raised $7,176 for them! Pia and George are so humbled by the outpouring of all the love and support, I know they will post here soon. Thank you again and please keep sharing!
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Oh my heavens I am overwhelmed - $3,800 in less than two days! Our good friends Pia and George are much loved. Please keep sharing so we can do everything we can to help them during this tough time. This outpouring of love, support paired with a little social media can only bring good things to those we care about! Thanks everyone for your contributions and sharing!!! WOW!
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Approaching the end of DayOne of our crowdsource for the Haven Houseboaters....we're at $890 for just a few hours today! Thanks everyone - please keep sharing! I saw and spoke to George and Pia today and handed them $500 out of the blue and said there is more to come... They are so humbled and grateful for all the support.
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$8,741 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 89 people in 53 months
Created January 19, 2015
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MK
$25
Martin Kornbluh
53 months ago
JR
$100
Jeff Rowland
53 months ago

George & Pia, So sorry to learn of this calamity, Glad you are safe. Hope this helps.

HN
$150
Harry Nicolaides
53 months ago
TF
$20
The Deme Family
53 months ago

So sorry to hear what happened to your home. I can't imagine whathat you must be going through. I hope this helps a bit. I also have a few pieces of furniture I could offer if you need. Please email me at anitademe@ Gmail.com if your interested.

EC
$100
Ed and Mary Causin
53 months ago

George, for years you helped us at Haven, this is the least we can do to help you.

JS
$20
John F. Shea
53 months ago
DV
$200
Don Valentine
53 months ago
JR
$50
Joanne Rowland
53 months ago

Good luck- happy to help in any way.

AH
$50
Alan Honorof
53 months ago

So sorry about your devestating loss. I know you will rebuild swiftly. Alan

SM
$200
Susan McTiernan
53 months ago

To Pia and George-- My husband, Ed Gillen, and I were so sorry to hear about the fire and the loss of your cats. We are grateful that the two of you are OK and hope that everything works out for you. Sue and Ed Gillen

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