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Westford Remembers, GoFundMe fundraisers for displaced families after ‘total loss’ of North Main Street building

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WESTFORD — Firefighters battled a large blaze on North Main Street on Sunday afternoon.

The fire began around 2:42 p.m. on Sunday amid high temperatures, according to officials. The blaze impacted residents at 62-68 North Main Street, with the building described as a  ‘total loss,’ according to the Westford Fire Department.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

Westford Remembers is collecting donations on behalf of the displaced families. (Photo/Westford Remembers)

Westford Remembers is collecting donations on behalf of the displaced families.

One family is seeking clothing for an adult woman, elderly woman and teenage boy.

Another family is seeking clothing and footwear donations for two teenage boys and a teenage girl, as well as clothing and footwear donations for an adult man and adult woman.

Other items, such as personal care items, hair dryers, shampoo, deodorant and razors are also needed.

Cash donations can be sent to Westford-Remembers on Venmo. Checks and gift cards can be sent to Westford Remembers at PO Box 896 Westford, MA 01886.

Items can be left with Nancy Cook at 25 North Main St. in Westford.

A GoFundMe page was also created by Dan Kelley, second-floor resident of 62 North Main St. Kelley is seeking donations for his family to find new housing and purchase necessities. Over $2,866 has been raised so far. Donations can be made here.

“Me and Hunter Cantin have no question lost all of our personal belongings from the house fire on July 24th, me and hunter practically have lost everything we own,” Kelley wrote on GoFundMe.

He continued, “we would like to see if anybody would be will to donate to us so we can both find new living, new clothes, new electronics, new kitchen ware, etc. We don’t want to ask for much, but anything helps. We have a goal of one dollar because anything helps.”

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Ben Domaingue, Managing Editor
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Ben Domaingue has previously worked at newspapers in New Hampshire and is the Managing Editor covering Westford. He’s passionate about community journalism, photography and hiking. Email him at bdomaingue@westfordcat.org.