A well known Robbinsville family has suffered a devastating loss....their home since 1994...and now one of the couple's sons is asking the community for help, according to MidJersey News.

The DiMeglio family home, on Tindall Road, went up in flames on Sunday afternoon, January 16th. The 9-1-1 emergency system received several calls from people who were driving by the house, reporting there was heavy fire and smoke coming from the roof.

The Robbinsville Township Fire Department arrived on the scene quickly, and with help from mutual aid fire companies in Hamilton, East Windsor, West Windsor, Hightstown, and Monroe, the fire was brought under control in a little less than a hour. Thankfully, there were no injuries.

After careful investigation by Robbinsville Police, the Mercer County's Prosecutor's Office, and the Robbinsville Township Fire Marshall, the fire was ruled as accidental.

Vinny DiMeglio has reached out to the community his family loves, and has lived in for so long, for help. His father has been in the local restaurant business for many years, and his mother, a beloved Speech Pathologist with Mercer County Special Services for 30 years before she retired.

The Go Fund Me reads in part: "My Father, an Italian immigrant since the 1960s, has worked every day since he arrived in the US when he was 9 years old. He's owned many food businesses throughout the years and has fed more mouths than I could ever count. He's been there feeding you and your family through good times, bad times, or for just a simple meal. But he's always been there. Sadly, to make matters worse, he's been out of work since the start of Covid, picking up odds and ends where he can but without work, it's left him and my Mom in a difficult situation."

Ugh. I feel so badly for them.

It continues, "Look, this isn't easy for me to write. I always think of my parents as being very successful and full of blessings. But the last two years have not been easy and now without their home, the next year is likely to be very challenging. I want to do whatever I can to help. They've been members of the Robbinsville community since 1994 and more specifically Mercer County for decades. For the first time, they need your help."

To help this family, please click here.

Thank you.

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