On Saturday Aimee (Barrette) Sweeney, a fellow Wachusett alum and Ali (Barrette) Bielawa’s sister, and her family lost their home in a fire in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
The family is safe, but they lost one of their dogs, are still looking for their cat and their home can not be salvaged. Details on the incident and the extent of the fire can be found here.
The Portsmouth Fire Department is currently accepting donations and gift cards for the Sweeney’s. Details on how to donate can be found here. Any support for Aimee and her family is greatly appreciated.
And for those who are in the area friends of the Sweeney family are planning a walk this Saturday at the VFW Hall at 822 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, RI. From 2:30 to 5 PM people can drop off donations and at 3 PM there will be a family walk with a suggested donation of $10. The event will be held rain, shine or snow.