Friday, December 15, 2006

Family's Home Destroyed 11 Days Before Christmas

A family in Glenmont, New York lost their home and everything in it eleven days before Christmas.
Tragedy struck on Tuesday afternoon, when fire destroyed the family's home in Glenmont. Not only did they lose their possessions and Christmas presents but the family's pets were killed in the fire too.

Obviously the single mom and her four kids are grateful to all still have each other, but this fire comes after an extremely difficult year.

Packed in a small Delmar apartment with a makeshift Christmas tree and furniture donated by some friends, Elizabeth Leonardo and her four children still haven't come to grips with what happened on Tuesday afternoon.

Leonardo said, “Disbelief, total shock. You don't even begin to realize you have to move, you no longer have a home.”

I can't really imagine dealing with something like this at any time of the year, let alone the middle of winter and just a few days before Christmas.

If you would like to help out Elizabeth Leonardo and her four children, her boss has set up some ways to help: Monetary contributions can be made at any Bank of America branch c/o FOUR CHILDREN'S HOPE FUND. Account # 483004074594 . Items of any kind may be sent to: 4 Avis Drive, Latham, NY, 12110-2650.

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