JAMESTOWN – The community continues to come together to help a Jamestown family who lost everything in a blaze last month.
The Rivera family’s home caught fire two weeks ago, and since then they have received many donations.
On Wednesday much of the donations collected at local business Pearl City Pets was delivered to the family via a convoy escorted by the Jamestown Police Department.
Everything from household items to clothing was donated over the past two weeks, with store owner Jason Skinner among those leading the collection effort.
“It makes me feel great that the community was able to come together and be able to show some type of support for this family,” said Skinner.
A GoFundMe page started by family friend Rebecca Russo has now collected over $12,000 for the household.
“They (the family) were really excited,” said Russo. “They told me they have more than enough stuff that they need, and they are so grateful for everything that was donated.”
The Jamestown Police Department has also started selling armbands to raise money for the family. The bands cost $5 each and can be purchased at the Jamestown Police Station on East Second Street downtown.