Saturday, March 19, 2011

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.



Liz said...

this post tugged at my heartstrings. Hugs all around.

Renay Milman said...

Sometimes, it takes an event like this for us to realize how valuable life is. It's nice that you guys helped them recover from the massive fire. I hope your neighbors are doing well now.