Milford Family Recovering After Fire Destroys Home - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Milford Family Collecting Donations After Fire Destroys Home

Posted: 11/16/2017 14:59:00 -05:00 Updated:

MILFORD, Del.- A Milford family is collecting donations after a fire destroyed their home Tuesday.

Four generations of Julie Connelly's family lived in the home on South Washington Street in Milford, before a space heater caught fire and caused $100,000 in damage. 

Connelly says two of her children and a family friend were home at the time, and escaped with literally only the clothes on their backs. Connelly says dealing with the aftermath of the fire has been overwhelming.

"I'm like, 'It's OK, everybody was all right,'" she says. "Then there's down points where I'm like, the only sonogram that I had of my son that I lost -- that was stillborn -- was in that house."

The mother of six says the family is looking for clothing, toiletries, children's toys, bedding--anything you would find in a home. Those wishing to donate cash can do so via the family's GoFundMe page.  Donations are currently being accepted at two local businesses as well as: Ken's Underground, located at 600 S Bay Rd, Dover, DE 19904 and Sling With Me, 23 NW Front St, Milford, DE 19963.

For more information on what the family needs, visit their GoFundMe page. 

 

 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Updated: Hogan Stresses Civility, Bipartisanship, in Inaugural Speech

    Updated: Hogan Stresses Civility, Bipartisanship, in Inaugural Speech

    Wednesday, January 16 2019 6:08 AM EST2019-01-16 11:08:02 GMT
    Wednesday, January 16 2019 3:53 PM EST2019-01-16 20:53:09 GMT
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's public swearing-in ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon. (Photo: Larry Hogan Facebook page)Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's public swearing-in ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon. (Photo: Larry Hogan Facebook page)
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's public swearing-in ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon. (Photo: Larry Hogan Facebook page)Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's public swearing-in ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon. (Photo: Larry Hogan Facebook page)
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan spent much of his second inaugural speech on Wednesday contrasting bipartisanship in his first term with the partisan rancor in the nearby nation's capital.More
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan spent much of his second inaugural speech on Wednesday contrasting bipartisanship in his first term with the partisan rancor in the nearby nation's capital.More
  • OC Emergency Crews Respond to Multiple Car Crashes

    OC Emergency Crews Respond to Multiple Car Crashes

    Wednesday, January 16 2019 4:21 PM EST2019-01-16 21:21:24 GMT
    Wednesday, January 16 2019 4:21 PM EST2019-01-16 21:21:24 GMT
    Emergency crews in Ocean City responded to two near-simultaneous car accidents Thursday morning.More
    Emergency crews in Ocean City responded to two near-simultaneous car accidents Thursday morning. More
  • Accidental Salisbury House Fire Causes $110K in Damages

    Accidental Salisbury House Fire Causes $110K in Damages

    Wednesday, January 16 2019 3:57 PM EST2019-01-16 20:57:03 GMT
    Wednesday, January 16 2019 3:57 PM EST2019-01-16 20:57:03 GMT
    The Maryland State Fire Marshal said that an accidental house fire in Salisbury caused an estimated $110,000 in damages Wednesday morning.More
    The Maryland State Fire Marshal said that an accidental house fire in Salisbury caused an estimated $110,000 in damages Wednesday morning.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices