It was on the same day itself, that is, the evening of Oct 13th that a horrific catastrophe befell the Cangiano family. It wasn't until a week later that we found out about the tragedy from Jessica herself. It was really heartbreaking.
The Cangianos lost their home and all of their belongings in an arson fire that destroyed the entire fourplex building which they lived in. Thankfully, the family managed to escape their dwelling unharmed but were unable to find their darling kitty, Stella before they had to evacuate.
Although the Cangianos survived this trying incident, most of what they owned were destroyed in the fire. A lifetime of vintage collectibles, books, electronic devices, craft supplies, and unfortunately, all of the merchandise in Jessica's Etsy vintage shop were wiped out in the blaze. The dress we sent Jessica (as seen in photo above) was sadly, lost as well. They were left with only the clothes on their backs, their phones, a small purse and their vehicle.
You can read more about from the blog post here as Jessica recounts the details of the incident and how the family is currently coping with the tragedy. The news story and a short video can also be read and watched here.
If you'd like to support Jessica and her family to get back up on their feet again, donations are more than welcome here, via a fundraiser dedicated to aiding the Cangianos.
Jessica and Tony, our thoughts are with you every step of the way. We wish you all the best and we know you will come back stronger than ever. Have faith that things will work out in the end. ❤️