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How To Help The Families Who Lost Everything In A Fire

by STAFF | Mar 14, 2017 7:57 pm

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Posted to: Ansonia

There was a terrible fire in Ansonia Friday night.

Two multi-family houses burned at the corner of Liberty and Fourth streets. No injuries were reported.

Five families lost everything. Watch the video above, or click here to get an idea of the hellish conditions.

Click here for a previous Valley Indy story.

But, most importantly — here is how you can help.

Missy Lundeen posted the following information on the Valley Independent Sentinel’s Facebook page Tuesday.

As you’ll read below, FIVE of the people displaced are under the age of 18.

Lundeen lives in Ansonia and she coordinates “Going the Extra Mile,” a grassroots group she started. They step in to help fire victims after the Red Cross allotments are given out. Lundeen is also a volunteer with the Red Cross.

She detailed the following list of things the families need. She did not list drop-off locations for the items, but said that information will be coming soon.

You can follow “Going the Extra Mile“ on Facebook for the latest information.



Adult female, 51 yrs, xxl dresses

Adult male, 50 yrs, lg top, 34/29 pants

Adult male, 22 yrs, sm top, 28/28 pants

Male child, 10 yrs, m/l top, 10/12 pants CHILD NEEDS ANSONIA SCHOOL UNIFORMS, toys ( board games, matchbox cars, hand held device like an old game boy, legos)


Adult male, 49 yrs, sm top, 38/30 pants

Adult female, 50 yrs, sm top, 7 pants

Adult male, 23 yrs, lg top, 34/32 pants

Adult male, 22 yrs, med top, 32/30 pants

3 DOGS!!!


Adult female, 39 yrs, lg top, 14 pants

Adult male, 50 yrs, 3X tops, 42/32 pants

Adult male, 19 yrs, xl top, 36/36 pants

Adult male, 17 yrs, med top, 32/36 pants



Adult male, 44 yrs, lg top, 36/38 pants

Adult female, 49 yrs, xl tops, 16/18 pants

Adult male, 22 yrs, lg top, 36/38 pants

Adult female, 24 yrs, PREGNANT DUE ANY DAY, post pregnancy Xl top, xl pants

NEWBORN BABY BOY, all newborn clothing, diapers, bottles, blankets

1 DOG!!!


Adult male: 36 yrs, med top, 32/30 pants

Adult female, 41 yrs, sm top, sm pants

Teenager female, 16 yrs, sm top, 1/2 pants

Teenager male, 15 yrs, med too, med pants…sweatpants!!

INFANT MALE, 8 mo., 12 mo clothing, size 5-6 diapers and similar formula, regular type, baby wipes, toys


Click here to read about a collection effort for the families led by TEAM, Inc.

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