ORRINGTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Orrington Community is rallying to help a family of five going through a series of tragedies over the holidays. Nick Daunai was laid off from his job on Christmas Eve. Then on New Years Day, he, his wife and three children were left homeless after fire destroyed their home and took the life of their family pet. Now the community is hosting a benefit spaghetti luncheon this Sunday to help the family rebuild and pick up the pieces of their lives.
"We have so many people helping us, we have the girl scouts in the area the cheerleading team, the parent teacher group is of course helping," explained Kelly Brooks Bay, the head of the Orrington Parent Teacher Group, and the organizer of the Spaghetti Lunch.
The Daunai's did have insurance for their home, but Brooks Bay said it apparently isn't enough to cover everything they lost. The Spaghetti Luncheon is this Sunday from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. at the Center Drive School Cafeteria in Orrington. It's is $5 dollars person or $20 dollars per family. There will also be a raffle with items including UMaine Black Bear Tickets.
For those who would like to help but can't attend there is a way to donate. There is a bank account set up for the family:
Daunai Family Fund
People's United Bank
191 River Road Orrington, ME 04474