UPDATE: 5Help Foundation Fundraiser For Football Coach And Teacher Who Lost Their Home And 2 Dogs In Yesterday’s 4-Alarm Fire

April 23, 2021

UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–A Allentown Football Coach and wife who is a Newell Elementary School art teacher lost their home and two dogs yesterday in a tragic 4 alarm fire. The home was completely burned and nothing was salvageable. Please consider a donation to help them with immediate needs.

You can read about the 4 Alarm Fire here: Officials investigating multi-alarm fire in Upper Freehold Township


To access the 5Help Foundation’s help page see link below:

Fire Destroys Allentown Football Coach & Newell Teacher’s Home


The 5Help Foundation’s fundraiser:

Allentown Football Coach, Mike DeRisi, his wife, Kim, a Newell Elementary art teacher, and his family lost their home & 2 dogs in a fire on Nicholas Court in Allentown yesterday!

The DeRisi family is very involved in the district both on the field, in the classroom, and their daughter an 8th grader at StoneBridge.

Donations are needed to help the family with immediate needs.

Can you help? No donation is too small even if it is $5! 100% of your donations are tax-deductible through Millstone, NJ teen founded 5Help Foundation with 100% going to help the DeRisi Family!

Venmo, Paypal, & Check Options Available. Go to www.5help.org or email 5helpteam2@gmail.com. Checks can be sent to: 5Help Foundation, 200 Village Center Drive #7392, Freehold, NJ 07728.

Thank you for helping in this tragic situation!

Special thank you to Mrs. Kim Mangrella for reaching out to us and asking us to help & the Merkel family for pointing us in the right direction to get the word out.

Drew, Tim, Heather & the 5Help Team


Video by: Ryan Mack, Jersey Shore Fire Response

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