A local family recently lost everything in their house fire. Their son whose room was the starting point of the fire was also burned in the escape from the house. The family had a lot of support from their friends, employers and the local high school where one of the children attended. The high school office shared the information with Ashley Ridge Church staff and Change for a Dollar reached out to see if we could assist in any way. The Red Cross puts families in a hotel for three nights following a serious fire. This family was struggling to continue to pay for the hotel stay beyond the three nights but most other needs like clothing and food had been met. They told Change for a Dollar that keeping a roof over their head and staying locally for the kid’s school attendance was the biggest need at this time. Change for a Dollar offered to help with the cost for extending their stay in the hotel while they continue to sort their situation out. Thankfully the burned son was released from the hospital after several days of treatment for his burns and was expect to have a good recovery.
Additional hotel stay - $500.00