On Monday, November 29, 2022, around 5 a.m. the local fire crews were called to the scene of a structure fire at 1643 Arlington Ave in Rockford, which is the home of the Hongmoungkhoune family. Fire crews were able to get the flames under control in less than 30 minutes, but the family still lost their home and everything inside it, including 4 of their beloved pets.

Choi Mahavong via Facebook
Choi Mahavong via Facebook

Help This Rockford Family Get Back On Their Feet

I cannot even begin to imagine the pain and loss this Rockford family is currently experiencing, but I do know that simple acts of help and compassion will go a long way in the wake of a tragedy. Time eventually heals all wounds, but it can't replace the necessities we all need in life, so that is why we as a community need to step in to help the Hongmoungkhoune family.

A GoFundMe has been started to help them get back on their feet, but they really need more than monetary donations.

The family is in immediate need of these clothing donations:

  • Girls - 12 years
  • Small boys 7 years
  • Baby Boy sizes 8 -12 months
  • Baby Girl size 3t
  • Women's Small and Medium

If you have bags of clothes in any of those sizes that are just taking up space in your closet or basement, please drop them off at Sage Nail Artistry located at 14473 De La Tour Dr. in South Beloit anytime Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sage Nail Artistry is also monetary donations or gift cards to give to the Hongmoungkhounes, and any donation you can give will go a long way for this devastated family.

My prayers and thoughts are with you, Hongmoungkhounes. Stay strong!

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