Red Cross accepting donations for family

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The local office for the American Red Cross is accepting donations on behalf of the Belcher family today and Monday. Melanie Belcher and her three children lost their home and all of their belongings in a fire Tuesday night.

ARC assisted the family with their immediate needs the night of the fire, but Wendy Graham, Red Cross disaster action team captain for Wise and northern Parker counties, will be at the Red Cross office 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Monday to accept donations of clothing, household items, cash and gift cards on behalf of Ms. Belcher.  Graham is also providing a notebook for those who would like to write a note to the family.

Clothing is needed in the following sizes: Melanie wears a plus size, 4X and size 11 shoe. Her son, Jesse, wears a boys size 14 and size 9 shoe. He likes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Melanie’s daughter, Sarah, wears girls size 7/8 and wears a size 2 shoe. She likes Monster High and Hello Kitty. The baby, Hope, wears size 9 months in clothes and size 2 diapers. Graham said gift cards would be helpful to purchase formula.

The local Red Cross office is on Mill Street in Decatur at the back of Wise Area Relief Mission, by the loading dock. For more information, email Graham at graham_wendy@ymail.com.


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