Looking to Help Victims of the Willow Grove Fire?

Abington Citizens and Police Together (CAPT) is accepting donation money for the Willow Grove family that lost its home in a fire last night.


Abington Commissioner Peggy Myers said she is in the process of organizing a plan to get aid to a Willow Grove family that lost its home in Wednesday night’s fire. 

The fire, in the 1900 block of Osbourne Avenue, started at about 8:45 p.m. and caused heavy damage to the building, though the structure is intact.

See the initial story here.

The fire displaced five people including a 10-year-old boy, a 4-year-old boy, a 2-year-old girl and the chidren's mother and father. The mother and the children were attending a church function when the fire started, and the father was out of town, according to Abington Fire Marshal Ken Clark.

Myers said the family had an informal lease on the home and was looking to purchase the property. 

The family is currently staying with friends in Crestmont, according to Myers.

“I was at the fire last night and the family’s neighbors were extremely concerned,” Myers said. “I was very pleased to see the neighbors reaching out.”

As of now, there is no place to store physical donations, however Myers said monetary donations may be made via check to CAPT (Citizens and Police Together) and may be dropped off or mailed to the Abington Police Department. Make sure to include “Osbourne Avenue Fire” in the “memo” section of the check.

The Abington School District has reached out to Myers to give aid, and the Abington YMCA has offered to donate three winter coats to the family.

Peggy Myers November 30, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Material donations for the family can be dropped off to Willow Grove United Methodist Church - 34 N. York Road, Willow Grove starting Sunday 12/2. They will be accepting items for the family Monday- Friday 9am to 4pm, Sunday 9am - 4pm and Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9am to noon. The family needs clothing for a boy (10), boy (4), and girl (2). They need all items as they will be living in a temporary house or apt. Monetary donations can be made to "CAPT" - Citizens and Police Together - and mailed or dropped off to the Abington Police Dept.- 1166 Old York Road, Abington, PA. Pls indicate on check or envelope "Osbourne Fire". Thank you so much to everyone that has already reached out to help. Peggy Myers - Commissioner Ward 8
Regnig cares December 01, 2012 at 03:00 AM
Is there any way you can find out the size clothing the children wear? I know of someone that would be be able to donate clothing but would like to give them the right size clothes. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Kristen G December 01, 2012 at 09:53 PM
The families sizes are: Boy: (10 year old) large shirts, size 14 pants, size 7 or 7.5 shoes in men’s Boy: (4 year 0ld ) size 4-5 shirts, 5t pants, 12.5 shoes Girl: (2 year old) size 4t shirts, 4t pants, 8 shoes, 3t-4t pull-ups Mom: Small- Med tops, Med- Large pants, 9.5 or 10 shoes Dad: XL-XXL shirts, 36 pants, 12-12.5 shoes
Regnig cares December 03, 2012 at 11:39 PM
Thank you very much. I will check in to getting some help tomorrow.


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