The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, July 22, 2017 This Week's Paper
Donations needed for family displaced by fire

Administrators at Fife's Discovery Elementary School and Endeavour Intermediate School invite the community to help a school family in need.

The day after Christmas, a local family had the horrifying experience of a house fire. The cause is unknown at this time. The fire department let them back into the house to begin clean-up.

While they were working, the neighbors came over to report that smoke was again coming out of the upstairs window. They had to call the fire department to come again.

They were renting and didn’t know they needed renter’s insurance. The insurance company temporarily put them up in a motel, but they had to vacate today with nowhere to go. They also have to pay back the insurance company for the days they were at the motel.

Debbie Hartigan, guidance counselor at Discovery Primary School, has been in contact with different organizations, is seeking help for this family in dire need – for emergency housing and funds to restart their lives. The parents are very scared and concerned for their two young boys.

Hartigan has set up an account at Columbia Bank to make a donation to this family. People can also bring their donation to Deana Holmes at Endeavour at 1304 17th Ave, Milton, WA 98354 or bring it to Hartigan at Discovery, 1205 19th Ave, Milton, WA 98354 or anyone in the front office at Discovery.

The way the account is set up Debbie has to make the deposits, and accompany the family to make withdrawals. The effort has raised $510 so far, but it needs $800, so the family can move into a basement apartment they are able to rent.

The apartment is owned by another school family who is willing to let them rent month to month without a deposit. This family has a son at Endeavour and another in the first grade at Discovery.