Newark row home fire victim suffers double blow as mother-to-be; baby supplies lost to flames

Tondra Taylor, on bed rest after an early labor scare, watched her home on Garside Street burn to the ground from her bed at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

Tondra Taylor, on bed rest after an early labor scare, watched her home on Garside Street burn to the ground from her bed at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. (8/27/13)

NEWARK - One of the victims of Monday's devastating fire suffered a double loss when the mother-to-be lost all of her baby supplies along with her home.

Tondra Taylor, on bed rest after an early labor scare, watched her home on Garside Street burn to the ground from her bed at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

Taylor has no local family and says she has been relying on her church and her friends to prepare for her new little girl.

"I don't want to leave here with a child and no place to go," Taylor says.

Taylor also credits the baby with saving her life. "I felt the contractions in church. Had I not felt anything I probably would have been home when the fire started."

The mother-to-be is pleading for help in providing for her new daughter. Donations are being taken at her church, the Unity Fellowship Church NewArk.

Fire officials say the blaze may have been sparked in a vacant home by squatters.

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Donations to Fire Victim, Tondra Taylor

Unity Fellowship Church NewArk

Newark, N.J.

CO-PASTOR ELDER KEVIN E.TAYLOR and

CO-PASTOR REVEREND JANYCE L. JACKSON

E-mail at:

pastorkevinufcnewark@gmail.com

pastorjanyce@gmail.com

Worship Location: 608 Broad Street

Newark, NJ 07102

Worship times: 1:30PM Sundays

Church Offices: 11 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Church mailing address: P.O. Box 200434

Newark, NJ 07102

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Dorothy Rivers : 973-204-6722 Pastor Janyce Jackson : 201-207-3838 Pastor Kevin Taylor : 732-629-1805

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