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How To Help Family Who Lost Home in Fire Wednesday Night

The fire department has set up a clothing drive for the Mahwah family whose house burned to the ground Wednesday night

A Mahwah DPW worker, his wife and three children who lived in a two-story home off Stag Hill Road in Mahwah lost their home and all of its contents in a fire that broke out before 6 p.m. Wednesday.

After fighting the fire for hours Wednesday night, the Mahwah Fire Department and emergency responders are asking the community to help the family recover from the blaze.

According to officials, the township got the family a hotel room Wednesday night, and some clothes from the Ramapo Reformed Church’s clothing closet.

The fire department has started a clothing drive at the Co. 1 firehouse to help fulfill the family begin to rebuild.

According to the FD, the family needs clothes for a man, woman and three kids – a seven-year-old girl and nine and 12-year-old boys. Clothing sizes needed:

  • Father: Pants 36-30; Shoes 9.5; Shirts XL
  • Mother: Pants 14; Shoes 6.5 or 7; Shirts XL
  • Kids: Pants 12 or large for the boys, 12-14 for the girl; Shirts L and XL for the boys and XL for the girl; Shoes 9 and 4.5 for the boys and 6.5 for the girl

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Hank January 03, 2013 at 03:50 AM
I'm sure everyone still has unused gift cards from Christmas is anyone officially collecting cash and unused gift cards?
KP January 03, 2013 at 04:12 AM
Yes I was just going to write the same thing about the clothing sizes!
KP January 03, 2013 at 04:13 AM
Girl age 10 size 14/16 Boy age 11 size 16 Boy age 9 size 14/16 this is the info coming from the family!!!
Jen Kozdra January 03, 2013 at 04:23 AM
The Mahwah Youth Wrestling program is having an official donation drop off at Ramapo Ridge School all morning and afternoon on Saturday the 5th. Please everyone feel free to stop by and donate whatever you can.
amanda January 03, 2013 at 12:24 PM
I just want to make a correction. The fathers pants size is 36/32. I'd hate to see someone buy or donate something that does not fit. Thank you all for you support.
Michelle Ket January 03, 2013 at 12:45 PM
The kids ages are wrong. It's a nine year old boy, ten year old girl, and 11year old boy. We are also looking to possibly get toiletries and school supplies for the family as well. All of the information can be found on www.mahwahyouthwrestling.org.
tony January 03, 2013 at 01:31 PM
I work with the father, i am taking donations of cash or gift cards to give to the family. feel free to contact me at whopper96@aol.com
Mahwah Jr Football January 03, 2013 at 01:49 PM
Mahwah Jr Football will be collecting gift cards and cash donations from 10-11:00 am at Continental Soldiers Field on Saturday, January 5th in the equipment room. Donations will be given to the family Saturday evening.
Craig Kunisch January 03, 2013 at 02:20 PM
Hank - email Tony about dropping gift cards, he is a good friend of the family. whopper961@aol.com
Mahwah January 03, 2013 at 02:35 PM
Mahwah Junior Football will be at Continental Soldiers Field Equipment room on Saturday, January 5 from 10 am to 11 am collecting any gift cards and monetary donations to deliver to the family.
J January 03, 2013 at 02:39 PM
Great idea Hank! My kids have offered to donate theirs. Even everyone just donated one it would be a big help.
Debby Nelson January 03, 2013 at 03:29 PM
Pay it forward....donate at Company #1 Firehouse your unused Christmas gift cards. They have a box to put them in. They are located at the corner of Miller Road and Franklin Turnpike. The family is in my prayers!!
patrizia mann January 03, 2013 at 06:20 PM
love you rog-becky-destiny and the boys ♥ we will help you get through this
Mahwah Fire Rescue Company 1 January 03, 2013 at 07:15 PM
No more clothing donations are needed at Company 1 but gift cards can be dropped in the mailbox at Co. 2 on Island Rd. please include a note that it is intended for the family.
ref January 03, 2013 at 08:50 PM
Company Two Fire collecting gift cards,please use mailbox in front of fire house to drop them off.
PATICIA WALLACE DEGROAT January 03, 2013 at 10:24 PM
KIP AND I LOVE U GUYS !!!! GOD WILL GET YOU THROUGH THIS ROUGH TIME....WE'LL BE DOING OUR BEST TO HELP OUT!!<3
Mari Meli January 04, 2013 at 03:30 AM
what a nice family they are. my heart breaks for all they are going thru. I wonder if anyone knows what Christmas gifts the kids lost so that maybe some of us can try to replace them. how devastating it all must be. My daughter told me they don't have backpacks or anything. we have some and school supplies to donate as well. wont make me popular with the kids, tho. lol. they will need everything. poor things.

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