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Fire victims receive donations from community

Most people pray they never have to go through it, but dozens in Knott County lost nearly everything after a fire ripped through their housing complex last week.

But on Tuesday and Wednesday, victims were able to pick up items donated by the community.

There were clothes, shoes, kitchen items, toys, bedding and toiletries.

Local churches and organizations have teamed up over the past week to meet the various needs of the victims. The donations from the city, county and surrounding counties were all brought to one central location to be handed out.

But Slone says his family was able to save some pictures, and he is grateful for the overwhelming support he has seen from his community.

Church officials say the extra donations will be taken to the Beckham Combs Community Center for fire victims to continue to use.

The executive director of the apartment complex says right now they are dealing with the insurance company and they are not quite sure what the future of the building is, but she says she hopes they can rebuild.

Filed under: Knott Co.


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