Help Needed for Families Affected by the Raymond, New Hampshire Apartment Fire
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The three-story Sunview Apartment complex in Raymond was engulfed in flames early Monday morning and the fire, unfortunately, displaced some families. The fire has taken everything they had. In some cases, pets did not make it out. The building is a total loss.
There are many GoFundMe campaigns that have been started for individual families. Here are a few that are currently listed:
Jeff Curley and his fiancée Shannon
Their cats we unable to make it to safety.
Lindsay Saunders and Dan Murphy
They lost everything they owned including their pets, clothes, and even car keys in the escape.
Kaitlyn was lucky to notice the flames and get out with only her purse and the clothes on her back, but she lost everything else.
Lee lost everything in the fire. She is a single senior who just moved here six months ago.
Stephanie Nickles and Kyle Vickers
Only had time to grab their pocketbook, wallet and cat while running out with the clothes on their backs.
Stephanie's Dad uploaded a video of the fire after the flames were put out:
One of the posts in the GoFundMe claimed that New Hampshire is in a housing shortage as it is, so just finding a new permanent place is going to be difficult as it is.
I spoke with Denise O'Grady with the Town of Raymond who said what they need the most is "an apartment." She is taking donations at the Town Hall in Raymond and you can reach her at (603) 895-7036.
The Tuckaway Tavern, just up the road from the apartment complex jumped in to help, but these people are just starting to rebuild their lives.
Erin LaSorsa organized a GoFundMe for all of the families who need to rebuild. You can check out her GoFundMe here.
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