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Help Nick & Val's Family Rise from the Ashes!
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Nick Martinez and Val Urey and their family, including Maggie (18 m.), Nicholas (3), and Maria (17) are now without a home after a devastating house fire on Feb. 11th. They need your help! More ...

Nick Martinez and Val Urey and their family, including Maggie (18 months), Nicholas (3), Lexy (14), and Maria (17) are now without a home or any belongings since their home caught on fire Feb. 11th, 2014 in Paulding, Ohio. They need your help to get back on their feet and find a new house for their family.

The fire began in the garage and when it reached nearby flammables, it caused an explosion that knocked Nick and friend to the ground. The house immediately filled with smoke. Val wrapped her two children, Maggie and Nicholas, in a blanket and crawled out to safety. The older girls were at school.   Nick and a friend who was also in the home were treated at the hospital for smoke inhalation. Everyone survived, but was a total loss. A compassionate fireman went through a bedroom and recovered two items from the home, which were Val's engagement ring and a locket that belonged to her mother.

Since the fire, Nick and Val's friends, family, and community have pulled together to make donations of clothes and household items, but they will more to get back on their feet. They need to rent a new home, get beds, appliances, tools, and more.

 No matter how small your donation is, it will go a long way for a family that is left with nothing after such a devastating fire.

Together we can help them and make a big difference!

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