A number of fundraising efforts are underway to benefit the Northampton family whose home was ravaged in an early morning fire Thursday.
Those close to the Fountaine family have started a GoFundMe page for donations to help them “purchase the necessities they will need,” according to the page.
The fire, which cause “extensive damage,” to the home, started just after midnight Thursday, sending Tracey Fountaine to the Stony Brook University Hospital’s burn unit with first and second degree burns to his face and shoulder, family friends and fire officials said.
One of the family’s three daughters, who were in the house at the time of the fire, is scheduled to graduate from Riverhead High School Saturday.
The fundraiser has a $10,000 goal and as of Friday morning, a little over $200 had been donated.
Supporters are also helping to collect clothing, food and gift card donations for the family.
Donations can be dropped off at:
The family’s church, Riverhead Church of Christ, located at 1136 Ostrander Avenue in Riverhead.
Brookhaven National Lab, attention to Barbara Langhorne.
At the office of Aid to the Developmentally Disabled, where Lyn Fountaine works part time, located at 901 East Main Street, Suite 508 in Riverhead.