One of our own suffered a tragedy. The Turner family (Freeman, Angel, Loretta, Eric, and Evan) lost their Rockaway home to a house fire. All family members are safe (Angel is at the hospital being treated for smoke inhalation.) They were able to rescue their dog, but they lost literally ALL of their belongings in the fire. They will need a tremendous amount of help getting back on their feet. Assistance efforts are in the works as they work to secure housing.
A collection has been initiated for their most immediate needs:
Ladies: Size Small or Medium
Mens: Pants- sizes 34x30 and 30x29
Mens: Shoes/Sneakers 9.5, 10.5 or 10
Mens: Shirts/Sweatshirts- size medium
Blankets, Pillows, and Towels
Gift Cards- local eateries, Shoprite, Harmon’s, Walgreens (to replace toiletries etc)
A "GoFundMe" has been established for the Turner family.
Here is the link: https://www.gofundme.com/azbu9t2s
Items can be dropped off to Lou & Marla Sarrel at 115 Lake Shore Drive or America O’Toole at 26 Rockaway Ave.
Freeman & Angel and their children have been very involved in the Rockaway youth & high school football, basketball, and track programs for years.
2015 - 2016 RTBB Registration
Registration closed on October 28th but there are still some spots open for the 1st and 2nd boys and girls clinic.
In-house HS program for boys grades 9 - 12 will close on November 28th.
Below is a link from Dick's Sporting Goods for everyday basketball coupons which families in the program can take advantage of throughout the season.