Community rallies around Rensselaer County veteran who lost home in fire

The community has been stepping up to help an Army veteran who lost her home in a fire, last week.

Shannon Roy’s house is on Route 22 in Eagle Bridge, near North Hoosick. Because of the fire, her house was deemed a total loss.

She was able to escape unharmed. Her dog woke her up to let her know to get out of the house.

People have given her clothes and someone started a GoFundMe page.

Roy says she is someone who traditionally doesn’t like to ask for help, but she is thankful for the community’s support.

“I’m somebody that has a hard time asking for help. And generally, I don’t. I’m just very grateful for the outpouring of love that I have received,” said Roy.

Roy says her two cats are still missing. She is hopeful she will find them.

One of Roy’s friends has also organized a fundraiser at Unihog, a live music venue, this Friday, January 27, at 7 p.m.

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