This Beautiful Family Lost Their Home to Fire Months Before Their Baby is Due

March 6, 2019

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

It has been a heartbreaking time for a young Western New York couple and their family. On February 26th, an electrical fire destroyed their home in West Falls – and all of the contents inside. They also lost their kitten, Pepper. Thankfully, nobody else was home at the time of the fire, however they lost all of their belongings.

Heather and Ryan Warnke have been preparing for the birth of their first child together; a baby boy, due in just months. Ryan has a beautiful daughter, Milana and this has all been extremely tough on the 10-year-old as she deals with the loss of her home and her beloved pet.

Ryan and Heather are well known in the Buffalo community – mainly because they are givers. They’re the ones always willing to step in and help those in need. It’s time to show this family the love and kindness they’ve shown to so many others over the years.

A benefit will be held at Hotel Lafayette in the Greenhouse Room on March 10th from 1-5 pm. Tickets are $25 and will include food and a 2-hour open bar. A chinese auction will take place and all of the proceeds will go to the Warnke family.

All donations can be dropped off to Pearl Street Grill & Brewery – ATTN: Stephanie Cirringione.

On a personal note – I’ve known Heather for years and she is the sweetest, most caring person – if you can make it to the event, or perhaps make a donation or a gift basket for the auction – that would be very much appreciated. Her baby boy is due in just a few months.


About Me

Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.






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