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Efforts help fire victim’s family

Published: Sunday, March 10, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

McHENRY – Neighbors of Dayana Garcia are planning to open a bank account for donations and hold a fundraiser for the family of the 12-year-old McHenry girl, who died early Friday morning in a house fire.

Dana Rolewski is working with Wayne Jett, who owns Sideline Marketing and frequently organizes local charity events, to move fundraising efforts forward. Jett expects the account to open early this week.

Organizers also will collect clothing and household items.

Garcia’s parents and three brothers escaped the fire, which destroyed their house at 4510 Parkway Ave., McHenry.

Rolewski, a neighbor of the Garcias, said she’s collected several donations already, and is taking frequent calls from community members looking to help.

– Shawn Shinneman

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