Fundraiser under way for family who lost home in fireBy Lucia Suarez
Staff Writer | April 09,2013
CLARENDON — An outpouring of support by community members has led to a fundraising effort to help a Clarendon family of six who lost their home in a fire Monday afternoon.
Jennifer Byrne and Karen Steever quickly started to gather their resources after learning that Linda Lebel Hampton, sister Deb, brother-in-law Stephen and their three children lost all their possessions in a house fire.
By Tuesday morning, they set up an post office box so that monetary donations and gifts cards could be sent to the family. They also opened up an account at Merchants Bank that will receive direct donations.
The pair also created a page on Facebook to provide a series of updates on how the family is doing as well as specifications on what they are hoping to collect.
For household goods, the family needs three twin beds and bedding, a bed for the parents, a couch, dinning table and chairs, dishes, glasses and other assorted household items.
For clothes they are looking for sizes 7/8 for girls, 10/12 for girls, 10/12 for boys, women size 12 for pants and large size for women and for men, 42 by 34 long pant, XL shirts and chef pants too.
The house – a trailer with a second-story attachment – burned to the ground Monday afternoon after a 6-way electrical plug caught on fire.
Donations can be sent to Lebel/White Family Fund, P.O. Box 24, North Clarendon, VT 05759. Small items and clothing can be dropped off between 6-7 p.m. tomorrow at Clarendon Elementary School Chair Banquet.
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day 1739, 'Richard Palmer' identified in prison at York Castle as the notorious outlaw DICK TURPIN; IN 1836, Battle of the Alamo begins near San Antonio de Bexar, Texas; 1896, the Tootsie Roll invented by LEO HIRSCHFELD.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1472, Orkney, Shetland islands put up as collateral by Norway to Scotland in lieu of dowry for MARGARET OF DENMARK on her marriage with JAMES III, king of Scotland; 1962, JOHN GLENN first American to orbit Earth.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: City mayoral candidates debate campaign issues; Hartford, Conn., woman still missing; Neal Goswami reports attempts to legislate suicide; local woman loses 100 pounds through TOPS program.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1878, JOHN TUNSTALL murdered near Lincoln, New Mexico, by the outlaw JESSE EVANS; in 1930, ELM FARM OLLIE first cow to fly in aircraft, first to be milked airborne; 1955, nuke test WASP; '79, snow in Sahara.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Rutland Herald News Editor Alan J. Keays and staff writer Gordon Dritschilo discuss stories planned for the February 18, 2015, edition of the newspaper: Winter budgets maxed, legal marijuana, Springfield bank job, USPS slowdown
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1249 AD, ANDRE of LONGJUMEAU is dispatched by LOUIS IX of France to meet the KHAGAN, ruler of the Mongol Empire; in 1804, during 1st Barbary War, STEPHEN DECATUR scuttles the pirate-held USS Philadelphia in Tripoli.