- Associated Press - Friday, December 11, 2015

ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) - Safyre Terry wanted Christmas cards, and she’s getting them by the truckload.

A Facebook post about the 8-year-old girl who lost her family and was severely disfigured in a 2013 arson fire went viral this week, generating a deluge of cards and gifts from around the world.

Albany’s News10 reports (https://bit.ly/1Y3isbv ) that about 18,000 cards and letters and 400 packages were delivered to Safyre Friday morning in a two-ton truck. The postmaster says the mail will likely need to be delivered in a tractor-trailer next week.

A YouCaring.com crowdfunding site has generated nearly $300,000 in donations for Safyre and the aunt and uncle she now lives with in Rotterdam.

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