Kings Park Family Thanks Park View Community for Donations After Fire

Family who Eugene Drive home to fire asks community to extend a helping hand to other needy in Kings Park.

Park View Elementary School in Kings Park. (Patch file photo)
Park View Elementary School in Kings Park. (Patch file photo)
A Kings Park family who lost their home to a fire on Sunday are thankful for their community, and now asking them to help others. 

John Miller, of Northport, reached out to Patch on Friday to say thank you to the Park View Elementary and Kings Park community on behalf of his relatives who lost their Eugene Drive home to a fire on Sunday morning. 

"Since the fire, donations have literally poured in. Clothes, food, gift cards, even cash have been coming in from many sources on a daily basis," Miller wrote in an email. 

Many of the donations have come through Park View Elementary's Parent-Faculty Association, who started up a donation drive for the family who has one student who attends Park View Elementary, and one who attends William T. Rogers. 

Miller said now that Kings Park family has had its immediate needs met and is awaiting for insurance to repair the house and material possessions, its asking community members to forward donations to others in need this holiday season. 

"The thought of more donations piling up while other needy families may be able to use them is a great concern to myself and to my family," Miller said. "My family and I so appreciate the community's concern, and their great efforts directed toward my family."

For those willing to donate or give back to community, Kings Park schools are participating in the U.S. Marines Reserves Toys for Tots program by collecting new, unwrapped toys for the less fortunate in Suffolk County. 

The Kings Park branch of the Smithtown Special Library district is collecting new and unwrapped toys for the U.S. Marines Reserves Toys for Tots program and non-perishable food donations for Hauppauge-based Long Island Cares. 

Kings Park Fire Department will also be accepted non-perishable and canned foods during its 31st annual Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 15. 


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