Dorchester Family Displaced by Fire Needs Help

A fire broke out on Saturday night at 383 Geneva Ave. displacing six adults and six children. Among those displaced was Elissa Harrington who had just purchased Christmas presents for her children earlier that day. “This was the first year I had done my shopping early,” Harrington told Fox 25 over the weekend. 

In addition to losing the newly bought gifts, the fire badly damaged the three family home and all its contents.

A Go Fund Me has been set up to help out the family – See below:

“Hi, my name is Melissa Alvarado and on December 4th, 2021, my home was caught on fire, leaving 10 adults and 5 children, including my 8-month old little brother homeless. We are now trying to find a new place to stay but it is hard because we live under section 8. We appreciate any and all donations, even if it is a small amount. All of our clothes are gone, all of our memorabilia is gone. We went back to salvage the next day and only grabbed a few amount of things. There is a lot of stuff gone that can not be redeemed. Thank you for your generosity.”

You can make a donation here. 

In addition to putting out the fire and evacuating residents safely, the BFD also rescued this guy below! Images via BFD on twitter 


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