Archive for Thursday, December 15, 2011

Fund established to help Lawrence family displaced by fire

December 15, 2011


A fund has been created to assist a Lawrence family of four displaced by a Dec. 12 house fire. The family’s home at 3404 Oxford Court was damaged extensively during an accidental fire, though no one was injured. The family is being assisted by the Douglas County chapter of the American Red Cross as well.

Instructions for donating can be found online at, or call Briana at 550-1806. Donations will be collected through the end of the year.


LogicMan 6 years, 4 months ago

The Red Cross is a wonderful resource for the short term; donations to them are encouraged too!

The prior article said the victims had homeowners insurance. That provides temporary housing funds, etc. Have they filed a claim for such? Been in contact with their agent?

Joe Berns 6 years, 4 months ago

I wondered the same. I know the family through a friend of theirs and this has been really hard on them (duh). The youngest daughter was back in school around noon the next day.

I wish them all the best.

Kelly Johnson 6 years, 4 months ago

I think sometimes there can be a delay in getting temporary housing funds from the insurance company, so that's probably why the Red Cross is helping. They probably also needed clothing right away to get through a few days until their items could be cleaned. I know when we had a house fire when I was 12 it took several washing cycles to get the smoke smell out of clothes, and some of the clothes had to be thrown away because the smell wouldn't come out.

I am glad no one was injured, and think it's great the Red Cross is able to help!

DouglasCountyRedCross 6 years, 4 months ago

PopcoRN - You are absolutely correct on the delay that occurs many times with insurance companies following a disaster. Fortunately, having insurance has no bearing on our ability to provide emergency services to individuals impacted. Everyone is eligible to receive our assistance in a quick and timely manner. We appreciate the support all victims of disaster consistently receive in our great community beyond what we are able to provide. There is always an outpouring from area residents offering additional help and hope! We are so grateful and on behalf of those we have the privilege of assisting, we thank you! Best, Jane Blocher, Executive Director

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