Falmouth Community Rallies Around Family after Fire
Friends of Bernadine Gates and her two daughters are hosting fundraisers this week to help the family get back on their feet after their home was destroyed in a fire last week.
Bernadine Gates’ and her two daughters, 7-year-old Corynn and 9-year-old Cassidy, lost everything in a house fire November 8. The family was left with only the clothes they were wearing the day of the fire.
Friends want to help Bernadine, a single-mother and full-time student at Cape Cod Community College. Two fundraisers will be held this week to raise money for the family.
Baccari's Diner is hosting a pizza party fundraiser Thursday November 15 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. The diner’s owner, Debi Baccari will accept clothing and household items as well as financial donations.
The Quahog Republic Dive Bar will host a fire relief fundraiser Saturday November 17, 2:00-6:00 p.m. Joe Rossetti and John Taylor, co-hosts of Cool 102’s morning show will MC the event and Cape Cod’s American Idol, Siobhan Magnus will auction autographed CD’s. Organizers are asking for a $5 donation for entrance to the event. All proceeds will benefit the Gates family. Attendees can also drop off household items and clothing during the event.