Funds being raised for house fire victims

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Alyssa Alexander has started a GoFundMe for her sister and brother-in-law whose home was destroyed by fire. (Photo courtesy of GoFundMe)

On November 27, a house fire claimed the home of Alyssa Alexander’s sister and brother-in-law, Tara and Antimo, destroying the home completely, As a result, Alexander has started a GoFundMe campaign in an effort to help her family rebuild their lives.

“The home was quickly engulfed in flames, leaving them with little to nothing,” Alexander wrote. “they are a blended family and together they have six sons total, their youngest being only nine months old.”

The home was Antimo’s home for 20 years and the fire has taken everything from them. The children attend Milford School District, and one is a high school senior, according to Tamra Frey, who posted about the fund raiser on NextDoor.

“It was filled with lots of love, laughter and memories,” Alexander said. “Everyone, including the children, are devastated at this loss. We are so grateful that no one was home and all of the pets are safe as well.”

Frey is also trying to organize donations for the family, commenting that donations are being accepted at Milford High School. The older son wears XXL/XXXL clothing while a younger child is a size medium.

“I’ve watched these two happily pour their heart and soul into doing the absolute best for every community, their friends and family, and even for complete strangers,” Alexander said. “It breaks my heart to see this happening to them. They have received an abundance of love and support from everyone, which is why I created the GoFundMe to help them.”

Funds raised will go to help with the purchase of food, clothing, hygiene products as well as Christmas gifts. To make a donation to the GoFundMe, visit the website by clicking here. Clothing and other donations can be delivered to Milford High School.

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