Remaining #LongNeckStrong following Wednesday’s fire in Pot-Nets

Three children lost their lives


The Long Neck community was hit with tragedy on Wednesday, August 7 as three children under the age of five died in a residential fire in Pot-Nets Bayside. Delaware State Police say a fourth child was taken to Beebe Medical Center for a medical evaluation and was treated and released.

Rep. Briggs King and Senator Brian Pettyjohn were among those who joined the Pot-Nets community at the scene of the fire to offer their support to neighbors. Heartfelt prayers are extended to the victims’ families and the Long Neck community.

The following Facebook message was posted by Pot-Nets on Thursday:

Pot-Nets has been overwhelmed by grief and the outpouring of support for the family and victims of yesterday’s tragic house fire. We are currently working with Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit to collect a list of items needed by the family. We will update this post as information becomes available.

Physical donations for the family are being accepted at the Main Office for Pot-Nets Communities. We are near the intersection of Long Neck Road & Pot-Nets Road at: 34026 Anna’s Way, Long Neck, DE 19966.

Some suggested items are below:
・12-18 month clothes
・Size 5 diapers and 2T pull ups
・XL shirts
・Medium shirts
・Size 17 pants
・Shoes in sizes 5, 6, 7 and 8.
*This list is simply suggestions provided by friends of the family. Additional items are welcome.

Financial donations can also be made online via the Good Ole’ Boy Foundation website here:

Click the “DONATE” button under option Number 1. 100% of all donations will directly benefit the family.

We pray for these children. We pray for this family. We pray for our community. Together, we are #LongNeckStrong.

If you or someone you know has lost a loved one to sudden death, or is grieving and in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline 1(800) VICTIM1, or (800) 842-8461. You may email the Unit Director at