MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A Go Fund Me page has been started to raise money for the Maplewood family whose Hilton neighborhood home was badly damaged by a fire early Christmas morning. Sandorfi Gedin and her two children were not home at the time of the fire.
Gedin's boss, Alexander Scott, started the fundraiser, Sandi Gedin House Fire, because, the page states, "Sandi will need some financial support to get through the next couple of months as she figures out her next steps." Only a day after it went live, the page has received $11,732 in donations from 50 donors. A total of $40,000 is sought.
The page also adds: "This was the home Sandi had received from her late father, Frank, and she had just completed renovating the inside. She had moved all of her belongings in and went to a hotel while the last few touches were completed by the contractors. Luckily, no one was hurt in the fire but the new construction and all of her belongings were destroyed. The cause of the fire is still under investigation."
Support from SOMA friends, neighbors, and others is appreciated.
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