UPDATE: Community Collecting Items for Skippack Fire Victims

After the fatal Fort Bevon Road fire on New Year’s morning, community members are collecting clothes, toys and household items for the three surviving family members who have been displaced.


According to Ally Zagorski, the family no longer needs clothes or home goods. For more information on how to help the family, visit our updated article.


Due to a the response from the community, here is an updated list of needs, according to Zagorski:

  • Toys for a six-year-old girl
  • Clothes for the mother (Size 12, large tops, 8.5 in shoes)
  • Gift Cards

Original Story:

Members of the community are working to help the Skippack family who lost their home during the Jan. 1 Fort Bevon Road fire, which claimed the life of husband and father George Hobensack.

Former neighbor Ally Zagorski and her family are working to collect clothing, toys and household items from local families and businesses to help the mother and two daughters who have been displaced by the fire.

“They are the kindest, sweetest people in the world, and they would never ask themselves,” said Zagorski.

Still living in Skippack Township, Zagorski is willing to drive anywhere to pick up the items.  Call her at 484-535-0504 or e-mail her at acroke.zagorski@yahoo.com.

The following items are being collected for the family:

  • Clothing for an 18-year old girl and mom (Size 12, large tops, 8.5 in shoes)
  • Clothing for a six-year old girl (Size 6 in kid’s clothes, size 1 in shoes)
  • Toys for a six-year-old girl
  • Household items (towels, sheets, pillows – everything)  
Lori Russo January 04, 2013 at 06:16 PM
Vince and Tony's Restaurant, 112 West Ridge , Limerick Pa 610-489-1322 will be hosting" Dining for a Cause " Tuesday January 8, 2013. Profits to be donated to Christine Flannery Hobensack and Tara and Scarlet. Dine in or Take out all day long, open 11 am to 10 pm.
Connie Willauer January 04, 2013 at 06:47 PM
Do you know what size sheets they need? Connie Willauer lizwillauer@gmail.com
david fischer January 04, 2013 at 09:20 PM
We live in the devolpment and are wondering what else they may need .. thank you
P January 06, 2013 at 08:53 PM
This is so great! If you email the Patch, they will post this for you. What a wonderful idea, Vince & Tony's!
Brittany Tressler January 07, 2013 at 02:09 AM
Thanks Lori - I will be happy to post this for you.


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