Electrical Fire Causes Severe Damage at Marisol Family St. James

In February 2024, an electrical fire damaged Marisol Family St. James. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the space was significantly damaged and diapers and other items burned. As a result, St. James is closed indefinitely.

There is good news! We continue to serve clients through Marisol Miles and at our other nine locations. While the situation at Marisol Family Saint James is unfortunate, it has given us the opportunity to reflect on all the good Marisol Family St. James was able to accomplish since 2009.

In many ways, St. James has been the heart of Marisol Family. It was our first location, given to our ministry by the pastor at the neighboring parish. Since that time, more than a dozen amazing volunteers have worked tirelessly to distribute 150,000 diapers a month. Almost 400 families a week found the support they needed at St. James. The house may be small in square footage but the positive community impact that took place within those walls was vast.

Today, the Marisol Family team is focused on reducing the impact on our clients. In addition to the extensive damage sustained to the building, we lost $30,000 worth of diapers, wipes, baby items, and other crucial supplies. So, we’ve done what we always do: we’ve turned to prayer and faith as we work toward a solution. Our other locations are working together to serve families, Marisol Miles is jumping in with all four tires to travel to more locations than ever before and we’re turning to our amazing supporters to help us recoup our losses. Of course, we would be grateful for your support! A direct donation goes a long way to replacing the items lost in the fire so we can continue to be a vital resource to families in need. Your partnership is more important than ever.

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