Crews spending the day hard at work clearing out the home on the corner of East 30th and Florida streets.
A roughly $30,000 project is now underway on the home that belonged to Gary Hoffman. He tragically lost his life along with his brother in law Mike MacGurn as a result of the severe storms and flooding on November 5th. In addition to dealing with the deaths of two family members, his family had no flood insurance to repair the home.
Late last week, we reported that Mammoth Restoration out of Edinboro offered to complete the entire project at no cost. Branch Manager Rob Mattis saying, “We just hope that we can take some of the burdens they’re dealing with off of them and help them enjoy the holiday season a little bit more.”
More than a dozen people dove into clean-up efforts today, clearing out the basement. That not only includes the contents in the basement but thousands of pounds of dirt, mud, and debris from the home collapsing. GDS of Erie rented the dumpsters for free. And, after seeing our story on the news last week, another local business felt compelled to lend a helping hand. Ace Duchini Hardware is donating the block to repair the foundation of the home and the materials to rebuild the facade. Operations Manager Christina Duchini-Mulvin tells us, “I’ve been taught that from my father, my grandfather. When you give back, that’s what means the most, so we’ve always tried to incorporate that into our company philosophy as best we can.”
The Hoffman Family expresses their gratitude to the many local businesses who are donating and to the community for their support.