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Neighbors Rally For Wayne Family After Devastating House Fire

A father and daughter from Wayne escaped a Jan. 5 house fire.
A father and daughter from Wayne escaped a Jan. 5 house fire. Photo Credit: GoFundMe

WAYNE, N.J. — More than $7,300 raised as of Thursday evening on a GoFundMe for a Wayne family who lost their house in a blaze last week.

For nearly three decades, the Shakkour family has lived in the same home in Wayne.

On Jan. 5, a fire ravaged through the family's MacDonald Drive house, destroying nearly everything in its path.

Neighbors say the Shakkours are among the most giving people around, which is why they're rallying to help them rebuild with a GoFundMe.

"The Shakkour family....would give the shirt off of their backs to anyone in need," the page says.

Father Tony Shakkour, who escaped with daughter, Gizelle, was part of the Masons, Jesters, Shriners, The American Legion, The Knights of Columbus and Aleppion Charity.

"This was just a small part of how Mr. Shakkour was involved in all of those groups he was the president or treasurer," the page says.

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