Donations still needed for survivors of deadly New Hartford fire

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Donations are pouring in to help five survivors of the Saturday fire on Osborn Road.

The blaze killed Jennifer Moore, 21, Joshua Morinitti, 7, and Jordan Morinitti, 3. Those who survived are identified as Janet M. Moore, 67, who owned the home, Jessica Morinitti, 27, mother of Joshua and Jordan, her fiance Brandon Hill, 27, their son, Mason Hill, 1 month old, and Vincent Talerico, 2, Jennifer Moore's son.

Dolce Vita Children's Boutique in the New Hartford Shopping Center is one of several local businesses with a donation collection bin, and diapers, clothing and books are flooding in to help the survivors.

"I have been absolutely blown away by the turnout," said Casandra Packard, owner of Dolce Vita. "The amount of items we've received has been incredible."

Right now, enough clothing has been donated. But diapers, Enfamil Gentle Ease formula, home goods and furniture are still needed, as is food gift cards and monetary donations. The diaper sizes needed are preemie and size 5.

Other businesses accepting donations are Scarafile Chiropractic and Universal Yoga Center.

Fire officials said Tuesday there were working fire detectors in the home. A computer work station on the first floor is being eyed as the possible root of the fire's cause.


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