Our neighbors house was burned beyond repair in a horrible fire last night. Although no one was hurt, they have lost almost everything they own. This is such a small neighborhood that it feels like it happened to all of us.
The Williamses are going to need a lot of help and support over the next few months.
If you are local, I have been told there is a donation fund set up at the First National Bank in Damariscotta.
We are also planning on holding a community quilting bee here at the shop to help replace some of the quilts they lost in the fire. I will post more information here on the blog and on facebook as soon as we firm up our plans.
If there is a silver lining to the events that unfolded last night, it surely would be that this morning, the entire neighborhood showed up at the Williams' property to help with the clean-up effort...
And that we are all reminded, wherever we live, to take a moment and enjoy our loved ones, our homes and our possessions.