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Victims of New Hartford House Fire Remembered

The Town of New Hartford remembering 3-year-old Jordan Morinitti, 7-year-old Joshua Morinitti, and 21-year-old Jennifer Moore who died in a house fire Saturday. Osborn Avenue neighbors are still in shock that three lives were taken so fast.

HOW TO HELP:

Monetary donations-- http://www.gofundme.com/6xaxfw

Drop off locations-- Dolce Vita Children's Store in New Hartford Shopping Center, Universal Yoga Center, and Scarafile Chiropractic on Clinton Road.

Donations needed-- A 1-month-old newborn and a 2-year-old boy are in need of books, clothes, shoes, diapers (size newborn and 3T), and toys. There's also a 27-year-old-female (size small), 27-year-old male (size 34/34, large) and a 67-year-old-female (size medium). 

The Town of New Hartford remembering 3-year-old Jordan Morinitti, 7-year-old Joshua Morinitti, and 21-year-old Jennifer Moore who died in a house fire Saturday. Osborn Avenue neighbors are still in shock that three lives were taken so fast.
Ruins, ashes and a memorial are all that stand at 11 Osborn Avenue. In the house just beyond it, neighbors grieve.
"The wouldn't want us to be sad and all we can do is be happy that everyone else made it out alive," said Morgan Matys.
Tammy Matys and her daughter are close with the family next door.
"I've known Josh and Jordan since they were babies and I knew Jennifer since she was in first, second grade--they were like my family, Jen was like my own child," said Tammy Matys.
"I knew Jen when my mom used to babysit her and it was really sad because I knew her very well," said Morgan Matys.
For this family, escaping those memories will be near impossible because every time they step out their door or look out their window, they'll have a painful reminder.
"It's very hard because I don't want to leave the house and I can see it through my own windows," said Tammy.
Nothing will replace the the lives lost in that home but neighbors are banding together to replace basic needs.
"Tons of emails, tons of messages, already donations, and its been less than 24 hours since I started the campaign for the donations so it's been amazing," said Pamela Howe of New Hartford.
A call to action--that not only helps the victim's family but also those coping with their loss.
"They were good people and it really stinks because they had their whole lives ahead of them," said Morgan.
"She was a very strong person, a very strong will, care-free, kind," said Tammy.


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