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Town Collecting Donations Sunday For Family Displaced By Fire

The Waterford Youth Services Bureau will be open Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. to accept donations for the Adams family.

The , located at 200 Boston Post Road, will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday to accept donations

Friday, 520 Boston Post Road, a home the Adams family was renting, burned down, killing two of the family’s dogs. The fire destroyed everything inside the home, and the Adams family had no renter’s insurance.

The fire has displaced Jen Adams, her husband, their children and at least one grandchild. Several people have written comments on Waterford Patch and Waterford Patch’s Facebook page asking how to help, and the town reacted by opening up the Youth Services Bureau Sunday to accept donations for the family.

The Youth Services Bureau will accept donations for the rest of the week as well during regular business hours, which are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. If anybody has any questions, they can call Waterford Youth Services Director Dani Gorman at (860) 984-8844.

Paul Petrone (Editor) September 15, 2012 at 03:53 PM
I'm told that if anybody has large items, like furniture, don't bring them in to the Youth Services Bureau because they don't have a place to store them until the family finds a home. Instead, just bring a list to the Youth Services' office of the items and then a drop-off time will be scheduled once the family has a permanent (or at least more permanent) place to stay.
Marsha Crosby September 15, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Thanks for the update Paul. Do you know how old the children and grandchild are? That would help for clothes donations... Thanx :-)
Heidi Silva September 15, 2012 at 04:04 PM
I have set up an account at Liberty Bank in Waterford but any Libertty Bank is fine. The account is Adams Family Benefit Fund. Any monetary donation would be greatly appreciated. Thank you from the family for your support.
Elyse Landesberg September 15, 2012 at 04:25 PM
I have a twin mattress in good shape that I can donate when they have a place to put it.
Alan Wilensky September 15, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Waterford is a great community precisely because our residents step up to help people as is happening now. Let us not forget that another family was displaced by a fire just two weeks ago.
merin September 15, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Ages of kids/ sizes?
Sarah orr September 16, 2012 at 11:55 AM
Ages and or sizes of the kids would be very helpful. I have many things but I do not want to donate unless I know sizes.
Sarah orr September 16, 2012 at 01:15 PM
I found an artical on the day. It says there is a teenage girl, middle school girl, and a infant boy
RAMONA SMITH September 16, 2012 at 02:33 PM
THE KIDS AGES ARE 12, GIRL 17 YEAR OLD GIRL AND 8 MONTH OLD BOY
Paul Petrone (Editor) September 16, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Great thank you.
RAMONA SMITH September 16, 2012 at 08:24 PM
thank -you everyone for your support to my daughters family

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