I got an e-mail from a Garrard Countian late last night about Marcia and her son, the two whose house burned down Wednesday morning:
I read your article about the woman and her son who have lost everything in a house fire. Do you know if they are accepting donations of clothing, food, etc? We would like to help out in some way.
We have a bit of clothing (depending on size) and canned/non-perishable foods that they may be able to use. Could you let me know if there is a way we can get their sizes… or the name of where we could drop the clothing off or some canned/non-perishable foods for them?
We live in Garrard County and just want to help out another fellow Garrard County family in their time of need. Thank you for any assistance you could provide.”
I got in contact with Marcia’s mom again, and she gave me a cell phone number to call if you’d like to help her out. I’m not going to post the cell phone number here, since I wouldn’t want to give scammers or other shady Internet people that info, but if you’re a Garrard Countian, or just someone who wants to help Marcia out, you can e-mail me and I’ll provide you with the phone number.
Marcia’s dad apparently works at Southern States in Danville, so if you live in or near Danville, you might be able to work out a drop-off with him closer to your home. And in case you missed it when I updated the original post or just haven’t seen it yet, here’s the story about the fire.