Oxford School District asks for donations for employee following fire

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Posted: Wed Jul 11 20:10:28 PDT 2018
Updated: Wed Jul 11 20:10:29 PDT 2018

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but first this evening, a family in oxford must sleep in a hotel tonight after a fire destroyed their home and all of their belongings. wtva's madison heil joining us with how the community is helping. emily, the family who lived in this home are heartbroken. but since being well known in their community, they don't have to go through this tragedy alone. "its amazing how everybody has joined in to help me and my family..."this is what is left of bettye herron and her family's home after a fire destroyed it tuesday afternoon.herron and two of her children along with their dog romeo were inside at the time, but made it out okay."its a blessing that we're all here. it's material things that can be replaced but our lives can't be."lafayette county fire coordinator wes anderson says the house is a total loss, leaving the family with nothing.herron's husband earl is a maintence specialist for the oxford school district so community members have stepped up to donate."if you would like to donate items such as clothing or toiletries you can bring them here to the oxfrd bus shop on cr 1032 between 7-2.bettye and early have multiple children, one who is disabled, and another who has a birthday coming up on saturday, so they are thankful for all the support.but they aren't giving up hope."right now we are talking to some people we want to rebuild and its a long process but we are taking it day by day." for more information on how to donate to mr. earl and mrs. bettye's family, go to our website wtva.com. emily, back to you.
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