A GoFundMe page has been started by the eight Bayonne residents displaced by a two-alarm fire on Sunday, setting a $10,000 goal.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“The Bayonne Education Foundation is seeking donations for Bayonne families impacted by the tragic events of a house fire over the weekend. All proceeds will be presented directly to the families to assist them with any financial burdens during this holiday season,” the GoFundMe page description, started by BEF Trustee Patsy McGeehan – a former superintendent of schools – says.
“While we know that the holiday season may be a difficult time for many, for those who have the means to support this worthy cause, we thank you for your generosity.”
As of 6:50 p.m. this evening, the page has raised $3,860 towards their $10,000 goal.
On Sunday afternoon, the Bayonne Fire Department responded to a two-alarm fire at 95 Hobart Ave. Only one resident required medical attention, receiving treatment for smoke inhalation, Fire Chief Keith Weaver said at the time.
A letter to the Bayonne community from Superintendent of Schools John J. Niesz yesterday said one of the people impacted by the blaze was a student at the local public schools.
“As a community, we ask that you please consider donating to help support the families affected by this devastating situation and help them as they navigate through this difficult time,” he wrote.