Thursday, September 1st, 2011 by Stephanie Hayes
A Bangor family lost everything they had in an apartment fire last week... and now, several businesses have stepped up to find them a home.
On March 2nd, the apartment in which 48 year old Robin Oja and her 11 year old daughter Meghan lived, was destroyed by fire. The two were forced to find another place to live.
Through her tears, Megan said she just wanted her home back. But looking for a new place to live, is not all her mother Robin has had to deal with. Robin is terminally ill. She was diagnosed with lung cancer, last year.
The American Red Cross offered initial help, but it wasn't enough. That's when Vaughn Rogers, owner of Kleen Rite Cleaning and Restoration stepped in and *up* to help.
He has arranged for Robin and Megan to live in an apartment building owned by one of his customers. It will be furnished and ready in 2 weeks.
Northeast Restoration and Remodeling and Keith Trembley Builders and Paul Davis Restoration are helping as well. For them, it was the loss of one of their managers, Randy Nason that led them to want to help. He passed away in January from the same disease as Robin's. Rogers says he hopes what he and the other business owners are doing will spread across the nation to other businesses with the message of giving back to the community.
Robin and Megan can't thank these businesses enough.
They say Rogers is their guardian angel.
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