— Submitted by Sarah Gordon

“Everything we have can be replaced,” said Lisa Kominos, right, whose East Berne home was damaged by a fire on Jan. 5 while she, her husband, left, and their daughter, Ella, center, were away. Sarah Gordon and friends are organizing a Jan. 23 fund-raiser at The Hofbrau restaurant on Warner’s Lake. “I just know how long it takes for those things to shake out, and how flustering it can be,” said Gordon. “I don’t want them to worry about money.”