Miller Place Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 5 Ariel Court in Rocky Point to assist Rocky Point Fire Department early on the morning of Dec. 12.
A fire destroyed the home of the Sanvitale family, who, with their dogs Tilda and Lucky, were unharmed.
A Go Fund Me page was created for the family, to support them after losing their home amidst the holiday season.
The Go Fund Me page was created by David Mathias, and, in one day since it was created, has been shared 228 times and raised $3,125, as of press time, with the help of 56 donations. The target goal is $5,000.
With the donations, some messages were left from members of the community. Richard and Samantha Rishkel wrote “If you need anything, let us know.” Kate Graf added a message, “Sending love and positive energy from Florida,” and Ashley Haskell said, “Sending healing energy.”
To make a contribution, visit www.gofundme.com/sanvitale-house-fire-support-fund.