[HMHS News] Help for the Ackerman family
schamberlin at hopkintonschools.org
Mon Aug 2 13:00:25 EDT 2010
A request for support for the Ackerman family--
> Update on 8/02
> Dear Friends and Neighbors,
> Friends have set up the Ackerman Family Account at Merrimack County
> Savings Bank to accept donations on behalf of Jennifer and Jeffrey
> Ackerman and their four children. As reported in Sunday's Monitor,
> their Contoocook home at 43 Prospect Street was destroyed by fire on
> Saturday. Anyone interested in making a donation can come into any
> branch of the bank and say they wish to contribute to the Ackerman
> Family Account. The Ackermans are doing alright and scrambling to
> get on their feet again. The insurance adjustors are coming to the
> house today.
> Please feel free to contact Pilar Olivo, Amy O'Brien or Melissa
> Hinebauch if you have any questions regarding efforts to help the
> Ackerman family.
> pilar_olivo at hotmail.com
> amyobrien at comcast.net
> mmhinebauch at yahoo.com
> We now have several coordinators for specific assignments
> (hooray!). Please contact the point person directly with your
> specific offers to help:
> Meals: Tammy Ehrmanntraut, etraut at mcttelecom.com and slaw09 at comcast.net
> Clothing: Wendy Powell, wbpowell at comcast.net. 746-6891
> Childcare: Pilar Olivo, pilar_olivo at hotmail.com, 227-9381 and Tammy
> Ehrmanntraut etraut at mcttelecom.com
> Rental Housing: Cynthia Parent, cynbad4 at comcast.net, 228-1056
> Laundry: Cynthia Induni, cinduni at comcast.net
> Photos: Laura Milliken, ljmilliken at live.com, 746-5698
> Furniture - * Point person needed*
> Fundraising - Tina Abramson, tabramson at sps.edu
> Thank you again for all of your offers to volunteer and contribute
> to the Ackerman cause.
> UPDATE on 8/01:
> As you may know, the Ackerman family suffered a devastating house
> fire yesterday. Jen, Jeff and the kids are all safe, but shell-
> Unfortunately, the Ackerman's house is probably a total loss.
> Therefore, Jen and Jeff are in need of some assistance to help them
> get through this tough time. (The family is currently staying at the
> Best Western for the next two nights and will then stay at Melissa
> Hinebauch's from 8/3-8/8 and then at Pilar's Olivo's from 8/8-8/27.)
> CONTACT INFO:
> Due to the outpouring of concern and support for the Ackerman
> family, Pilar Olivo and I are trying to coordinate updates, field
> questions, and offer ways for people to help out. Please feel free
> to email either of us at mmhinebauch at yahoo.com or pilar_olivo at hotmail.com
> (or if necessary, call Melissa at 224-4866 or Pilar at 227-9381)
> We will be sending out daily updates/ways to help the Ackermans via
> TOP PRIORITY ASSISTANCE:
> Our top priority right now is to find a place for Jen and Jeff to
> rent for the next 6-12 months. Here is what they are looking for:
> - an apartment or house in Hopkinton (Contocook if possible)
> - 3 bedrooms
> - availability ASAP
> If you know of anyone renting an apartment or house, please email me
> as soon as you can. Jen and Jeff are available to look at places to
> rent on Tuesday of this week.
> WAYS TO HELP OUT:
> If you would like to help out, here is a list of items to choose
> from. Please let me know if you would like to take on a task/
> assignment. It would be great if we could get a point person/
> coordinator for each one, but we'll take any help we can get! Thank
> you so much.
> - Laundry: Point person Cynthia Induni will help coordinate: cinduni at comcast.net
> . One project for Monday is getting anything that needs to be
> washed to the red barn at Amy O'Brian's house at 17 Prospect Street,
> Contocook, NH (blue house with red barn.) by 5 pm. Girl scout troop
> families are picking up laundry there. Bring plastic garbage bags,
> masking tape and pens to mark dirty laundry from clean from trash.
> Jen thinks a lot of clothes may be salvageable with washing.
> - Childcare: Point person needed. Monday is all set, but any
> playdates/coverage would be great.
> - Meals: Point person needed. The Ackermans will need meals
> starting Tuesday evening. Is someone up for coodinating dinners for
> a few weeks? Ackermans will be staying at Melissa Hinebauch's (15
> Rockland Rd, Concord, NH) from 8/3-8/8 and then at Pilar's (53
> Auburn St, Concord, NH) from 8/8-8/27. Just let us know.
> - Clothing. Point person needed. Please leave clothing donations
> at Amy O'Brien's house at 17 Prospect Street, Contocook, NH (blue
> house with red barn.) Here is what the family needs:
> Jen: Size 5.5 shoe. Size 8-10 with a shorter inseam.
> Jeff: Size 12 shoe. Size 40 waist, size XXL shirt.
> Issy: Size 7.5 shoe. Size 10-12 clothes.
> Lola: Size 4 shoe. Size 10-12 clothes.
> Zelda: Size 4 shoe. Size 10-12 clothes. (all three girls are 10-12)
> Judah: Size 11-12 shoe. Size 5+ clothes.
> Maybe individuals/families could adopt one Ackerman and fill their
> summer fall clothing needs?
> - Fundraising: YES PLEASE!!!!! Point person needed. Any ideas
> - Financial Donations: Point person Deborah Schachter
> tomdeb2 at comcast.net and ds at nhcf.org. (A fund will be opened on
> Monday at Merrimack County Savings Bank by Deborah Schachter.)
> Details to follow. tomdeb2 at comcast.net and ds at nhcf.org
> - Photos: Point person needed. Almost all of the Ackerman's
> family photos were destroyed. Could someone set up an online
> account where we can forward any photos we have of the kids and/or
> be the point person for people to mail in hard copies?
> - Home Furnishings: Point person needed. We will need to help
> the Ackermans furnish their new apartment/house (once we figure out
> where that is!) Do you have some furniture to donate?
> That's it for now. Please let us know if you can think of anything
> else we need to add to the list or any expertise/assistance that you
> might be able to offer. Thank you very much,
> Melissa Hinebauch and Pilar Olivo
> JEN, JEFF & THE KIDS SAY "THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR
> HELP." (and so does The Miracle Fish)
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