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Family of 6 In Smith Bay Needs Your Help After Losing Their Home To Fire

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Fire Service responded to a residential fire that left a family of six homeless last week.

After seeing the family’s request for assistance on social media, the agency is once again coming to their aid.

This time the Fire Service will be joining others in the community to host a relief drive for the Dumas-Frett family.

The drive will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15 at the Omar Brown Sr. Fire Station (Hotel Company) and the George C. Scott Fire Station (Tutu Fire Station).

The Dumas-Frett family, which includes four children ranging in ages from five-years-old to one-year-old, has requested donations for clothes, food, shelter, school supplies, toiletries, medication and medical assistance.

“We encourage the community to support the drive,” said Fire Service Director Daryl A. George. “These are our friends and neighbors, and they need our assistance.”


Last week Thursday afternoon (September 3), on the island of St.Thomas, in the area of Smith Bay community, the Dumas-Frett family encountered an eerie experience on an otherwise normal day. They have lost everything in their top level home, but so thankful for life!!! The heavy wood ceiling rafters??? Well they are now only good for charcoal.

Mom was home alone and had to double up as a fire chief to rescue her 4 precious young children!!! She suffered some serious burns but did what she had to do!! We are grateful she got them out safely and very proud of her. #shero

The Fretts are comprised of a family of six. Mother, father and four boys ages 5, 4 and a set of 1 year old twin. Clothing sizes are (children) 14-16; 8-10; 4T & 5T. (Adults) Men’s XL shirts, pants 32″, shoes 11. Women’s XL tops, 16-18 bottoms, 9.5-10 shoes.

Please note that these particular items of clothing do not have to be brand new, but they do have to be in fair to excellent condition.We are asking that everyone in this community and beyond donate well to this great cause to get this family to some level of stability.

THEY NEED EVERYTHING!!! Clothes, shoes, food, kitchen items, cleaning supplies, toys, laptops, tablets and computers, etc.Again, THEY NEED EVERYTHING!!! •Disposable diaper pull ups (sizes 2T & 3T) & wipes•Potties•Toys•Cold/Hot cereals•Mac & Cheese (fresh or boxed)•Can & Fresh Milk•Frozen Chicken/ Saltfish•Sides like rice, potatoes, provisions, etc….•ALL FOODS. Typical family who eats everything. •Laundry supplies •Toiletries like bath soap, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.•Bedding •Monetary donations for temporary shelter & an affordable permanent place to stay of like 3 bedrooms•THE WORKS!!!They have set up a GoFundMe page and kindly ask that you share and donate to it @ GoFundMe campaign, Home Fire Disaster.

The direct link is PLEASE contact them at 340-514-2342 and/or 340-513-9960 to make immediate contributions, etc. The family is also open to collecting items @ the convenient after-work-hour period of 6PM to 7PM MONDAYS thru FRIDAYS in the vicinity of PUEBLO SUPERMARKET in the LONG BAY location from tomorrow, Tuesday, September 8th.

Just look for Mr. Frett in a white Chevy Silverado 2500 truck. Don’t see it? Please call the numbers above.YOU PREFER TO MAIL ITEMS? KINDLY SEND THEM TO MAILING ADDRESS: 6096 Estate Mariendahl, #7-6 St. Thomas, VI 00802PLEASE CONTRIBUTE TODAY!!!

We are certain Evans, Grace, Jiwa, Jahkno, Jahwill & Jahwinn Frett will truly appreciate your aid, and you will be truly blessed. They said nothing is too small or too large.

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