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Danvers Comes to Aid of Local Family After Fire

There's a fundraising effort underway to support the Danvers family that had a serious fire at their home on Princeton Street last week.

Firefighters at the scene of a house fire at 14 Princeton St. Credit: File photo
Firefighters at the scene of a house fire at 14 Princeton St. Credit: File photo
[Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect a correction.]

Family members, friends and neighbors are coming to the aid of a Danvers family that was burnt out of their home last week with some online fundraising.

A fire broke out at 14 Princeton St. in the home of Kris and Gene Palandro on the afternoon of Jan. 21. Fire officials said the fire was contained to one room, but extensive smoke and heat damage left the home uninhabitable for the short-term.

Ryan LeBeouf established a page on GoFundMe the day after the fire with the goal of raising $2,000. So far, 77 donors and six days later, $4,705 has already come in.

"Please help Kris, Gene, Nicole and their 10-year-old son Roman. They were displaced from their home in Danvers on Tuesday after the house caught fire. Everything inside is either burnt or covered in soot/smoke. Any donation is greatly appreciated and will be used towards things such as food, clothes, etc," writes LeBeouf.

You can find the page for the Palandros on GoFundMe here.
dwillis1129 January 28, 2014 at 06:08 PM
RyanLeBeouf is actually Kris Palandros oldest son who started the online fundraiser for them! Great kid!!
John Castelluccio (Editor) January 28, 2014 at 06:32 PM
Thanks for the note on that. We've made a correction.
Kris January 29, 2014 at 07:00 AM
On behalf of my family, I would like to thank everyone for their amazing support and their unconditional kindness and generosity. We live in a Town that has been through so much as of late and everyone is still rallying around supporting the tragedy's of others without the blink of an eye! I would also like to thank a "mystery man", who appeared in my kitchen at the start of the fire and demanded that my son and I get out of the house. I was determined to find my cats and bring them to safety but he was more worried about the safety of my son and myself. I thought he was a jogger passing by that I hadn't seen before. My son seems to think it was a Police Officer. The Police showed up soon after he did and then the Fire Department and the man somehow disappeared, at least I don't know where he went. If someone knows who he is? I want to thank him. He saved our lives. I know I would have foolishly kept going back in to try save the pets I lost. We lost so much. Material items that can slowly be replaced but we have also gained so much in the warmth of our loved ones, friends, family's and total strangers. I cannot thank everyone enough. Thank you. Danvers Strong Kris Palandro
Kris February 06, 2014 at 08:33 AM
I found him! The mystery man! His name is Scott Cordelo and he deserves recognition for being a hero! Thank you Scott!

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