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Items donated to the Rivera family traveled from a downtown pet store to Lister Street.
On Wednesday, the Jamestown Police Department drove a trailer carrying items donated by Pearl City Pets, located at 201 Cherry St., Jamestown, to the Rivera family’s new residence on Lister Street.
“We are extremely grateful for the support of the community, and we have more than enough donated items”, said Brooke Lucas, whose William Street home was destroyed by fire on July 19. “The support has been far more than I expected, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the help we received during this time.”
In addition to running the trailer, the Jamestown Police Department also began selling charity bracelets printed on it. “I got you” to raise money for the family. The statement “I’m going to your place” That’s what Jamestown Police Department officer Mark Conklin told Lucas and his daughter, Hailey, who had to jump from the second floor of the burning building into Conklin’s arms to escape the fire. Conklin’s body camera video captured footage of him helping two people escape the burning building. The bracelets are sold for $ 5 at the Jamestown Police Department, located at 201 E. Second St. All proceeds will go to the Rivera family.
In addition, there will be a family benefit at the Tsintzina Historical Society, 113 Jackson Ave., Jamestown, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
A GoFundme page on gofund.me/81b811f7 was launched on the day of the fire and is still active. The fund raised more than $ 12,655 for the family on Wednesday evening. Jamie Billquist, who operates the Rosemary “Rosie” Billquist Memorial Fund, through the Rosie’s Run program, also donated $ 1,000 to the family.
On July 19, a fire broke out at 116 1/2 William St., with Conklin being the first public safety staff to respond. Hector Rivera, Lucas and their five children escape the fire without serious injury.