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Fundraisers help Malone family after deadly fire

Posted at 8:28 AM, Jan 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-18 20:07:02-05

Those wanting to help the Malone family can do so at Peace A Pizza and Babas in Catonsville Wednesday.

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The restaurant will donate 20 percent of sales made between 11 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday to the Malone family, who lost their home and six children in a tragic fire on Jan. 12. 

Peace A Pizza is located at 15 Mellor Avenue in Catonsville. The event page can be found here.

According to a Facebook post made by their father, William Malone, the final two of three surviving children have been released from the hospital. Baltimore Fire officials said their mother, Katie Ward Malone, is listed in good condition. 

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"It's horrible, it's truly heartbreaking and all of us, all of our hearts are breaking for this family so I know that across the City, County, State we're all doing what we can for them," Mother of two Amy Anderson said as she walked into Peace a Pizza.

The restaurant started the fundraiser because they had friends and family members who worked with Katie Malone and felt for the family after the tragic fire.

Frank Amtmann, was the godfather for the oldest daughter in the Malone family, Bridget. Amtmann said her father was in his wedding, and he loves that family.

"Whenever you went over to their house, you could really see it, they cared about each other and really enjoyed being with each other, they enjoyed sharing things with others," He said.

With the Go Fund Me page at $300,000 and multiple fundraisers, Amtmann feels the family will be able to move forward once everyone is out of the hospital, "I think it's definitely a step in the right direction for them, I mean they lost everything, they literally lost everything, except for the clothes on their back."

"I think it's awesome that literally people all over the world have come out to help out," Amtmann said.

Katie's former school Institute of Notre Dame is also collecting gift cards for the family. You can drop them off anytime between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the front office. The school says the family is not looking for any clothing or toy donations at this time. At the school's rivalry game January 27th, both Mercy and IND will be fundraising for the Malone family.

On Wednesday, Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department will collect gift cards for the family between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. It is located at 5200 Southwestern Blvd. in Halethorpe. The department will hold a second gift card collection date from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25.

The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company will collect gift cards between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday. The company is located at 5419 Ebenezer Road in White Marsh.

All day Friday, Narcissus Salon will collect donations for the Malone family. The salon is located at 28 Bloomsbury Ave. in Catonsville.

The main email to send well-wishes, photos and e-card donations to the Malone family is lovethemalones@gmail.com.

Other emails have been established to facilitate the dissemination and organization of information including:

  • lovethemalonesfundraisers@gmail.com for any restaurant, business, or group interested in raising funds for the Malone family.  The main contact is Kelly Reichardt
  • lovethemalonescontact@gmail.com for churches or schools, and gift card collection coordination.  The main contact is Stephanie Smith

The Lotsa Helping Hands site is acting as a central hub for announcements and upcoming fundraisers and will provide information on specific needs as they are identified.

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