On Wednesday, Nov. 3, the Masucci family of 1945 Bruce Lane on Grand Island sustained a devastating fire to their residence. Members of the Grand Island Fire Co extinguished the fire, which was centered in the garage of the residence. However, it also resulted in significant damage to the structure and the loss of two pets.
As related by spokesman Kelsi Gantt, northeast regional manager of GoFundMe.com, relative Jessica Ramani launched a GoFundMe page soon after to assist her aunt and uncle.
“My name is Jessica and I'm fundraising for my family who was devastated this morning by a fire. I recently moved out of state and cannot be there to help in person, but this is the least I can do.
“My aunt and uncle are two of the most hard-working, dedicated people I know, and they worked so hard to have such a nice home. They have two handsome young sons and had three gorgeous dogs. Due to the fire, they lost two of the three dogs, and if any of you can imagine, it's just about the same as losing a human loved one.
“They have no idea I set this up, and would never ask for this. But please help me support them!”
At this writing, a GoFundMe account with a goal of $10,000 has been established to assist the Masucci family. Thus far, $7,455 has been raised. To assist the family and contribute, visit https://gf.me/v/c/vv6/help-the-masuccis.