On May 14, twins Maryam and Salma Kandil lost their Vera Avenue home in a two-alarm fire, according to Roosevelt parent Trish Taylor. Luckily no one was home thus no on injured. But their family lost everything they owned.
The kindergarteners, their mother and two older brothers, one at and the other at Woodside High stayed at a hotel for a few days after but then had to leave.
The family is in need of everything, but right now need food and clothing.
The twin girls wear a size 8 in clothes, and clothing gift cards would be useful for the mother and boys since their sizes weren’t known, Taylor said. The San Mateo Fire Department generously gave the family some gift cards, but more would be appreciated.
Kindergarten teacher Jennifer Torres has offered to take charge of collecting donations and will give them to the Kandil family.
Any clothing or food items as well as gift cards or money can be dropped off at Roosevelt's school office at 2223 Vera Avenue. If you have any questions, you may contact the school office at 369-5597 or email Jennifer Torres at firstname.lastname@example.org.