The family’s music room sat just above the source of the fire, and Quintin, a “wannabe famous jazz musician,” as his wife teases, requested their musical instruments be cleaned. Their Steinway grand piano, guitar, banjo and drum set were some of the first items to be restored, and they were returned to the members at their temporary home within weeks of the event.
In the rubble, there laid a child’s blanket on the floor that belonged to one of the three Primo children, which he slept with every night since he was born. PURE sent the blanket, along with other linens and textiles, to a restoration company, who removed the soot and smoke damage, and returned it to her son within days. “That was more important to me than what we needed,” Diane reflects.