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This world is “Ours”©

The world I was born into

Is clean, yet dirty


Some are wealthy, some are poor

Some are starving, others eat plenty

Some are homeless, some have beds for many

Some are grateful, some are entitled

Some are charitable and would give their last dollar

Others will beat you and send you packing

The person I am is

Tolerant and forgiving

Believing that everyone can change

I hope for the day

That we wipe out the threat or even the idea of







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Love for one another

This world is “Ours”

It was made for each and every one of us

Life is happier when people work together


Not against each other

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This world is “Ours”©

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Family lost everything in fire

Julie Loncich/WCVB

WESTFORD, Mass. —A community is coming to the aid of residents displaced by a house fire less than a week before Christmas.

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The Daily family wasn’t home Friday when a 3-alarm fire destroyed their home on Beaver Brook Road. Fire officials say a dryer is likely to blame for the blaze that claimed the lives of the family pets.

“It’s never easy responding to fires or seeing people lose their homes, but especially at Christmas time it’s very difficult to deal with that,” said Lt. Shawn Girard.

The Westford Fire Department wanted to do something to assist the family of five, including three children right before the holidays. The department posted a message on social media, and within hours, the community was filling the firehouse with clothing, Christmas presents and gift cards.

“We had to do something. . . it’s impressive. Great, great outpouring from the community,” said resident Pete Donlan.

“Just wanted to do what I could for them,” said former resident Sarah Lizek.

Donations are being accepted at 51 Main St. in Westford.


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James Jesson/Wicked Local

Firefighters are seeking donations to help a Westford family that lost everything in a fire days before Christmas.