Saturday, December 30, 2006

Fire at 17th and Diana

From Randy Baron:

Last night a fire destroyed a house on 17th & Diana (1519 E. Diana). The house is owned by Paulette Green and she lives there with her fiancée Michael Reed and his two sons. Luckily, no one was injured. However, the house, and most of the items within, are a total loss. I drove by this afternoon to make sure that this was not one of the recent scams that were going around. I spoke to the victims and their neighbors and inspected the site. There are bags on the front lawn containing the salvaged belongings. BayNews9 ran a story about the fire.

The Red Cross offered some relief and is putting the family up in a motel through Tuesday. However, I would like to spread the word for additional donations to help the family. Also, I want to see if the Board would like to make a donation in the form of a gift card to Walmart. Debbie and I will also be personally donating a $100 gift card. This will allow them to start replenishing the items that were lost in the fire.

If you know of anyone that wants to contribute, they can reach Michael Reed directly at 380-4507.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That was a nice thing to do.