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Community rallying to help Bloomfield family after devastating fire

This photo was uploaded to the Facebook group A Sibling Christmas.
This photo was uploaded to the Facebook group A Sibling Christmas. - Facebook Photo

Group determined young children will have a Christmas


An outpouring of support was displayed on social media Saturday, Dec. 15, after word spread about a fire that destroyed a family home in Bloomfield the night before.

Blaine Hicks, a firefighter who was on scene of the fire, created the Facebook page ‘A Sibley And White Christmas’ Saturday morning as a means of collecting donations and support for the family.

According to the social media posts, the family lost their home and all their belongings.

As of Saturday afternoon, over 250 people had joined the group to help the family and the two children, ages two and seven.

Connie Diamond, who heard about the fire late last night, is one of those people doing what they can to help.

She is at the Random Square Mall in Clarenville from 12 a.m. to 4 p.m. today accepting donations for the family.

“I was thinking about it all last night, so I decided to use this as a drop off site,” said Diamond, who can be found at the Santa Claus exhibit.

"Every community wants to help.”

The Packet will have more on this story as it becomes available.

Update: This story has been updated to refelct the change of the name of the Facebook group.

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