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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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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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