The structure fire, which occured on Dec. 23 between Ives Row and Peck Lane, left one family without a home for Christmas.
Enter Cheshire residents, who have begun to rally around the family and raise funds to support them during this difficult time.
The fire, first reported to the Cheshire Fire Department at 10:50 a.m. the day before Christmas Eve, extended through multiple floors of the home and was seen burning through the front door of the residence when firefighers arrived.
Cheshire residents who heard about the fire immediately rushed to help, by arranging a drop off of essential items at the home local resident Kathleen Perez, who helped spearhead the effort.
“This community is beyond amazing!” remarked Perez. “So many chipped in to help the family. I was able to bring so many donations to this family and they are beyond thankful.”
“We are so lucky to live in such an amazing community that is so willing to help our neighbors in need,” Perez continued.
Perez explained that, while she is no longer accepting donations on behalf of the family, those interested in donating can still do so.
The Cheshire Human Services Department has set up a donations box at Town Hall, where residents can drop off items.
Those who are interested in helping the family are asked to contact Cheshire’s Human Services Director Michelle Piccerillo at (203) 271-6690.