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Family needs help after fire

An Elizabeth Township family still needs help after an Oct.

Saturday, November 06, 1999

An Elizabeth Township family still needs help after an Oct. 30 fire destroyed their home, American Red Cross officials said.

Vickie Jenkins and her three teenage children – two boys and a girl – were not home at the time of the 10 a.m. blaze, but most of their possessions were destroyed, Red Cross county coordinator Annabelle Jenkins said.

Elizabeth Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to the house fire on Township Road 155E, Prickly Ash Road. Upper Township volunteers assisted.

"Red Cross has taken care of the clothing," Mrs. Jenkins said. "Living room furniture will be their biggest problem."

The family is staying with relatives and two of the children work – one at McDonald’s in Chesapeake and one at Wendy’s in Ironton – so they are receiving assistance, she said.

"They will probably need bedding but the Red Cross is giving them further assistance in those areas, too," Mrs. Jenkins said.

If you have furniture or other donations, contact Mrs. Jenkins of the Red Cross by paging her at 533-8214.