Friends and neighbors rally around family organizing donations and support.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Tatum Ryan
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Brighton Township residents Jeff and Janele Hillstrom, along with their five children, an adult relative and the family dog all made it out safely of a burning home early this morning. The family lost everything in the fire. Residents of the neighborhood off Taylor Road in Brighton Township woke up to chaos as the home on Woodlore Court went up in flames in the early morning hours of Sept. 12. "There were at least 10 firetrucks lined up and down our street," neighbor Amy Roach said. “The house is gone. What is there is black.” Brighton Area Fire Chief Mike O'Brian said the fire originated in the garage and crews arrived around 1 a.m. to find the house fully involved. O'Brian said the area did not have hydrants, so firefighters were tied …
More than 250 already participating in group started by area resident Amy Roach.
As a mom, communication with the outside world is always a small treat during days when sometimes the most interesting conversations I have include debating the survival chances of a lizard versus a snake. That is why Facebook was such a blessing to me years ago when the ability to communicate via comment sections and “Like” buttons while scrolling through someone else’s vacation pictures help alleviate the occasional isolation factor of parenting. These days, Facebook continues to evolve and grow and — I’m not ashamed to admit — also feeds my silent addiction of Sorority Life. I am fierce in that game! Facebook has also, however, helped create a smaller world for me as more people continue to come up with practical ideas on how to make …