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Letter: Elmsford Superintendent Calls On Town To Help Fire Victims

Elmsford Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Ricca is calling on the community to help the victims of Saturday's fire.
Elmsford Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Ricca is calling on the community to help the victims of Saturday's fire. Photo Credit: Contributed

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Good Day Community Members:

Many of you have contacted me and inquired how you might be able to help the family affected by Saturday's terrible fire. Of course, this assistance effort will be on-going as our neighbors work to rebuild after this tragic fire. Please know that your generosity and your assistance is making a very real and positive impact.

Below are clothing sizes for all members of the family. As a result of the fire, the family lost practically everything. Should you wish to donate clothing, please remember that the adults in the family are presently in need as well. Any/all donations can be dropped off in the main offices at all three of our schools, the Superintendent's Office at AHHS and Village Hall in Elmsford (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.):

  • Adult male #1: pants 32x30, tops M/L, shoe 9
  • Adult male #2: pants 32W, tops M/L, shoe 10.5
  • Adult female #1: pants 16/18, top L/XL shoe 8
  • Adult female #2: pants 6, top M, shoe 7.5
  • Adult female #3: pants 9/10,top M, shoe 9
  • Male child: pants 14, tops 14, shoe (Men's) 9.5
  • Female child: pants 7, tops 7, shoe (Children's) 2.5
  • Baby: 18 - 24, Months (Female)

Additional items such blankets, coats/jackets, towels, toiletries, etc. would also be appreciated.

Please feel free to share this information with your friends, neighbors and community organizations as well.

Additionally, please see the message and information below from Ms. Liz Aprile, President of the EUFSD PTA. Your support through the following link can be used to support the family's recovery as well:

Thank you to all of you who have already been so generous and have donated to this Elmsford family. As a victim of a fire myself over 15 years ago, it is devastating and overwhelming when you have to start all over again and rebuild your life. Any assistance we can offer this family as a community will make starting over so much easier for them.

A page has been set up for them on the “Give Forward” website , which has helped so many through difficult times.

Dr. Joseph Ricca, Elmsford Superintendent of Schools

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