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Two Sleepy Hollow Families Displaced by Fire 'Deeply Touched' by Donations

On top of all the many ways you can give locally to families most in need, here’s a really specific way you can target your efforts to help two Sleepy Hollow families get back on their feet.

The roof fire a week before Thanksgiving on Cortlandt Street hit two families hardest, both with young children.

After receiving a good amount of children's clothes from caring neighbors, they could still use unwrapped toys as we approach the holidays. The boys are age 5 and 8, and there's a girl age 6).

Resident Jessica Oré put out a call on Facebook on behalf of these families and has already seen a great influx of support.

“A very big thank you to all of you who found some time in your day to donate. Both moms already came to pick up bags and they were extremely touched,” Oré writes. "All your generous donations have been gratefully accepted. It's amazing how our community has pulled through for these two families.”

The displaced families are currently staying with family members. "They are in search for a new home but are struggling to come up with deposit," Ore writes. "Once they are settled, they will need furniture," including mattresses they lost.

On this larger item front, Oré said she will keep us posted when they are settled in and is happy to be a contact person for those interested in helping.

You can message Oré on Facebook for updates on what they need and how you can help. Small items such as toys can be dropped off at the John Pauling school office.

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