Tiffany Lane Update: April 9, 2018

This has certainly been a remarkable journey together and we can’t thank you enough for your support. I’m pleased to report that repairs to Tiffany Lane’s fire damaged home are now complete! Our donated carpet was installed last weekend and a permanent certificate of occupancy was granted by Upper Chichester Township on April 5th. As you can see from the enclosed photos, the Lane family is thrilled to be moving into their restored bedrooms and bathroom! As a result, they’ll be able to sleep in separate rooms for the first time since January 2017. The latest before and after photos of our restoration efforts can be viewed here.

None of this would have been possible without the tremendous generosity and support of many, many compassionate people. To fund these repairs, we raised nearly $40,000 in financial support. In particular, John & Carol Zillmer, Sauro Nicli and the Eastman family were especially generous, along with many other Aramark colleagues and Wharton classmates. But the many people who volunteered their time and assistance were equally essential.

In addition, we estimate that over $75,000 in building materials and repair services were donated to this project. Of particular note, Sterling Kitchens, Trefz Mechanical, Pentel Drywall, HOW Properties and Associated Building Contractors of Eastern PA were all amazingly generous and supportive. The complete list of the contractors that supported us can be found here. We highly recommend them all!

However, this restoration of the Lane family home would not have been possible without the patience and support of Upper Chichester Township and Delaware County. Our sincere thanks to Ward Commisioner Ed Raikowski, Building Inspector Brad Bollinger, Assistant Township Manager Barbara Kelley and Tax Claim Bureau Manager Kathy Wike!

Importantly, Tiffany is also making progress on the job front. She is actively interviewing for executive assistant and hospitality sales roles, hoping to secure a position that pays at least $20 per hour. This will allow her to become permanently self-sufficient financially.

Many thanks for all your support and encouragement! You have made a lasting difference is the lives of the Lane family.