Egg Harbor Township Fire Victim Joe Vola: Police Officer & U.S. Marine
Joe Vola isn’t going to tell you this, so we will.
This is so typical for a United States Marine, who is also a Northfield Police Officer, who has helped so many during his life.
Please remember, you’re never a former Marine. Once a Marine … always a Marine.
A man such as this doesn’t ever ask anyone else for help, even when he needs it the most … for himself and his family.
Yet, it doesn’t even matter because our wonderful community has stepped-up big time over the past few days since The Vola Family lost their home and beloved dog “Scooby” in a massive fire this past Tuesday, February 1, 2022 beginning during in the 5:00 p.m. hour.
Joe, Melissa and their two children made it out of the fire with two of their dogs. Their cat, “Zoe” remains missing.
This is what the home looked like while fully engulfed in flames.
This is what The Vola Family lost.
Before things like homeowners insurance, GoFundMe campaigns have time to kick-in, we knew that there would be many immediate needs to take care of.
That is why our Harry Hurley Charity delivered $ 2,500 to The Vola Family yesterday morning,
Just a little cushion to be able to buy essentials when a family has lost all of their physical possessions.
There are at least two online fundraising campaigns going on right now. Here is a link to a GoFundMe campaign that you can become a part of if you wish.
While I was with the Vola Family, I took a close look at the remains of their home. It looks far worse in person then it does in the photo above.
The remains are essentially translucent at this point and I couldn’t see any evidence of any furniture, fixtures or equipment being visible. It’s as if everything was vaporized.
Thank you to everyone who has stepped-up to help The Vola Family during their impossible time of need.
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