A large fire destroyed a home on Cordwood Path in Shoreham last week, but the family is safe and the community has stepped up and come through with clothes and other offerings for the family.
The fire, which took place on Feb. 15, brought 10 different fire departments to the Shoreham home that morning. The exact cause of the fire has yet to be confirmed.
Elaine Esposito posted on Facebook that her, her husband Jim and her children are all safe. She thanked the men and women of the fire departments that tried to save her home.
"I wish to thank all the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to save our home, truely heroes in my eyes," she wrote. "I could not believe the amount of determination everyone on those brave men and women possessed. I am in awe."
Esposito also thanked the community for their outpouring of support.
"The amount of clothes and offerings is so overwhelmingly heart touching my words cant express how thankful we are," she wrote.
Marie Giannino-Stewart, owner of Brooklyn Bagels in Rocky Point, saw the community response firsthand at her store in the aftermath.
"This community always steps up," she said. "I posted a simple comment on Facebook and before I knew it people were dropping off bags of clothing and items. Differences are set aside and people come together...it's amazing."