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Clinton Boy, Family Needs Heroes After Fire

Neighbors and friends are hoping to help the family regain items that were lost, including a little boy's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collection.

Can you help this local family? A Clinton boy and his family lost their belongings in a fire. Friends are helping them rebuild, starting with household items and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle collection. Credit: Delvise Ngeaw, flickr creative commons
Can you help this local family? A Clinton boy and his family lost their belongings in a fire. Friends are helping them rebuild, starting with household items and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle collection. Credit: Delvise Ngeaw, flickr creative commons

A 5-year-old Clinton boy and his family are in need of some superhero turtle power.

The family lost all their belongings Thursday in a fire at a Killingworth Turnpike trailer park.

That includes the boy's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle collection and he misses them very much, Sarah Newman told Clinton Patch via Facebook.

"If anyone has any they would consider giving to him it would make him very happy," she said. "He lost everything in that fire. This would be a little he could get back."

Newman's granddaughter, Sam Monroe, is a neighbor of the family and organized a collection effort. She said they need the following items:

  • A microwave
  • Dishes
  • Silverware
  • Pots and pans
  • Mixing bowls
  • Utensils
  • Towels
  • Blankets (Queen)/pillows
  • Hairdresser chair
  • Hairdryer
  • Flat iron
  • Women's clothes: large-XL shirts, size 15 pants, size eight shoes

Monroe said items may be brought to one of the following locations:

  • Shoreline Riders RC Clubhouse, 6 John St. Ext., Clinton (Call Steve at 860-304-9758 before dropping items off)
  •  Monroe's house at 72 Evergreen Park, Clinton (pick-ups can be arranged if needed)

According to an article on WFSB, monetary donations can be given at Liberty Bank, 90 Main St., Old Saybrook.

Walk-in donations made out to the Neely/Miner family can be accepted at any Liberty Bank in Connecticut, WFSB reported.

Felicia Sexopants February 02, 2014 at 10:33 AM
Does anyone know who his favorite turtle is?
Leah Saunders February 02, 2014 at 04:35 PM
I have the turtles! I also believe that the Social Services office in Clinton is collecting for them. They should also be added as a drop off location.
Darcy Sordo February 03, 2014 at 04:10 PM
Poppies outfitted the little boy.
jill enerson February 03, 2014 at 07:07 PM
Is there a list to find out what has been provided so far?
Sara February 05, 2014 at 02:09 PM
I know the family has received a microwave and they have gotten plenty of winter clothing for their little boy. what they still could use goes as follows: -storage bins for clothing -2 gently used dressers -dishes -bake ware -pots and pans -spices -toy chest -Adult clothing for mother & father -spring clothing for boy size 6 -hygiene products (shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant) Also the family cannot cook home cooked meals currently, so homemade dishes would be helpful or nonperishable food that doesn't require appliances to cook (tuna). God Bless!!

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