Family displaced from house fire, community lends a helping hand


MILLSBORO, Del. – A Millsboro family has lost everything in the blink of an eye after a fire broke out Sunday morning. And while they try to start picking up the pieces, the local community has stepped in to help.

Alyssa Dazio, who was displaced by the fire, says, “We were all just laying around hanging out and then the next thing you know the house is completely gone, it’s a lot to take in.”

Dazio is still trying to process what happened to her family’s home on Gull Point Road a little over 24 hours ago — how their home that once brought them safety and shelter is now destroyed.

“We went in right after they all left and tried to salvage some things. We got some pictures and that’s really about it.”

It’s a fire no one could have planned for — a complete shock to everyone.

“It was engulfed in flames and when we all started to come out of the house the black smoke started coming out,” says next door neighbor Sherry Drury.

But it didn’t take long for some friends and community members to step in and help. Over $1,000 has already been raised through a GoFundMe campaign and dozens of clothes have been donated.

“When something tragic unfortunately happens it seems that everybody does get together and tries to help.”

Generosity that doesn’t go unnoticed.

Dazio says, “It’s incredible to see how many people are willing to help and it’s just awesome, really. I can’t say thank you enough to the people that have already helped it’s awesome.”

It’s a tragedy that shows there’s no act of kindness too small to make a difference.

We’re told the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is still investigating the cause of the fire, but for those who would like to donate to the Dazio family, you can via this GoFundMe page or by dropping off donations to 30828 Downs Landing Rd. Millsboro, Del. on the front porch where the Dazio family is currently staying.

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