Roy Hurd in concert.

Members of the community are reaching out to help Roy Hurd and Amy Kohanski rebuild in the best manner possible.

A plea from close friend Cathy Marczyk sent by e-mail Thursday outlined the loss.

"Last night while Roy was performing in Plattsburgh, his house caught fire and was completely destroyed," she wrote.

"No one was hurt, but Roy lost everything, including his music studio, instruments, computer files containing years of music work and his career, clothing, furnishings, his beloved Harley motorcyle and irreplaceable Mohawk artwork and artifacts."

Marczyk said a fund has been set up at Nori's Village Market, which Kohanski owns.

Store Manager Julie Fischer confirmed the effort is in place, ready to help out.

"The board of Nori's Village Market has established a fund for Amy and Roy. Checks can be made payable to Nori's in care of Amy Kohanski and Roy Hurd. We are also accepting cash donations at the store along with checks, which we will deposit on their behalf.

"Right now, that's the biggest help we can get to them," Fischer said.

"They do have shelter and are staying with family. They are healthy, they are fine, everyone is safe.

"Unfortunately, we have not found their pet cat, whom we fear was lost in the fire."

Many people have called Nori's to express their support for the couple and Amy's son, Liam, Fischer said.

"There is an unbelievable outpouring from the community."

The mailing address for donations is: Nori's Village Market, 68 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY 12983.

E-mail Kim Smith Dedam at: kdedam@pressrepublican.com

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