A West New York woman “lost everything” due to extensive water damage, the result of firefighters extinguishing an apartment blaze above her home and the community is coming together to try and help her back on her feet.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Dorinne [Auriemma] and her family unfortunately lost everything due to a fire in the apartment above. Most of their possessions have been destroyed due to water damage. Thankfully everyone is safe and unharmed,” a GoFundMe page started by Kevin Livermore says.
“However it would be awesome if people rally around to provide a little help for someone who does so much for her community and friends! A few bucks can really help Dorinne and her family get back on their feet quickly.”
In just 13 hours, the page is already in striking distance of their $2,500 goal, raising $2,315.
Auriemma, a Town Hall employee and the president of the Women of West New York non-profit group, expressed gratitude for all the support.
In a Facebook post early this morning, Auriemma, a Town Hall employee and the president of the Women of West New York non-profit group, expressed gratitude for all the support.
“Carmen and I would like to thank all of you for your heartfelt wishes. We are ok. We are thankful the fire was contained to only the apt above us due to a rapid response from the NHRF DeptðŸ’œ. A big ty to the WNY Police for all their assistance to us and the other tenantsðŸ’™ðŸ’™ðŸ’™,” she wrote.
Auriemma and her family are currently staying at a hotel in Secaucus.