ROXBURY, NJ — Severe structural damage to their home, caused by a tree that fell Aug. 4 during Tropical Storm Isaias, has forced a Roxbury family to live in a hotel in Rockaway.
The Molinas, whose house is on Logan Drive in Landing, "have been relocated two times already and will be in a hotel for three to four months," said Wendy Oakes, a neighbor trying to raise money to help.
Oakes created a GoFundMe page, hoping to raise at least $5,000 on behalf of the Molinas. The page can be found here.
The Molinas have three children: Josseline, 14, entering Roxbury High School next month as a freshman; Josue, 12, a sixth-grader at Lincoln-Roosevelt School and Joel, 7, a second-grader at Nixon School, said Oakes. They also have "a little dog," she said.
"I have lived in Roxbury my entire life and know what a great community this is," wrote Oakes on the GoFundMe page. "I am raising funds for our great neighbors the Molina family. The family of five have been our neighbors for only a few years and have added so much to our community."
The family's goal is to find a place to live in, or close to, Roxbury, said Oakes. She noted that the tree and rainfall caused severe structural and water damage to the Molina's house and also damaged their vehicle.
"They are in need of clothing, toiletries, food and basic necessities," she said. "Please help this wonderful family get through this difficult time in their lives."
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