Firefighters from seven departments were on the scene of a structure fire in Willsboro Monday Morning, Jan. 16.
A national Christian organization has come to the help of a family affected by the apartment fire in Willsboro last month.
GPC Missions, based in Prattville, Ala., used their influence locally to help the family of Shane Bell, Crystal Hopkins and their daughter, Sadie, one of five tenants who were displaced after an apartment fire in Willsboro Jan. 17.
According to the organization, GPC Missions Coordinator, Megan DiMartino, a Plattsburgh resident and owner of Lake Placid House of Jerky, made contact with this family. We were able to provide them with a gift card to Walmart as well as clothing and a couple of jackets for Sadie.
“I grew up in Willsboro, and the minute I heard about the fire I wanted to help,” DiMartino said. “I did some research and asked some questions to find out if any of the families affected had young children. Someone I grew up with, Crystal's cousin, contacted me about their situation. I gathered more information, spoke with Crystal, and submitted a mission request.”
On Jan. 16, firefighters from Willsboro and Reber, Essex, Au Sable Forks, Wadhams, Whallonsburg, and Westport were dispatched to the Lake Street fire around 9:40 a.m. The building was deemed a total loss.