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Community Aid: Help on the way for family who lost clothing, furniture in fire

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The American Red Cross has received at least half a dozen calls from people wanting to help the family who lost most of their belongings when their residence burned Sunday morning. The family was OK, but lost all of their clothing (except what they had with or on them) and furniture.

A teacher told Red Cross representatives that clothing is being obtained through the school to help the couple’s boys, ages 8 and 10. Someone else indicated they had some furniture to help out. A local business also indicated a desire to help with bedding. Officials at Blue Santa offered help for Christmas if needed, too.

The local chapter of the American Red Cross is covering up to three days’ stay at a local hotel, and providing a card with funds on it that will help the family with food, basic personal needs and bedding. The organization, as is the case for all fire and disaster victims of this nature, will also pay the first month’s rent or deposit for new lodging to help the family become better established, upon receipt of letter from the homeowner or overseer verifying the family being helped will be moving into their property, according to Red Cross representative Moose Morgan. All Red Cross services are offered thanks to donations from people in the community.

Anyone interested in helping the family or donating to the Red Cross can contact Dawn or Moose Morgan at Star Country radio station at 903-885-1546.

Yanet Cortez, call specialist, noted that CANHelp is also available to help the family with clothing if needed, as well.

 

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