Childersburg Rescue Squad family loses home to fire, fundraiser created to help

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CHILDERSBURG, Ala. (WIAT) — Two members of Childersburg’s Rescue Squad lost their home in Alpine to a fire Saturday afternoon. A fundraiser has been established to help them during the crisis.

On Saturday, Coley and Lisa Ward lost their home. Their Daughter Kelsey and her husband Ronnie Kelly had clothing for their child and tools to help the rescue squad stored at the home as well. Both Kelsey and Ronnie also volunteer with the department.

Captain Jim Dennis with the Childersburg Rescue Squad said the family has been serving the Talladega County community since the mid-1980s, but now, they need your help.

“They’re part of our extended family,” Dennis said. “They’re hurting, so we’re hurting.”

A fundraiser is scheduled at the Childersburg Rescue Squad building Tuesday night between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dennis says that they will be taking cash donations or gift cards, but all help is appreciated.

“There’s no way we could raise enough to put a home up for them and things of that nature, but if we could help them get on their feet then that gives them a start,” Dennis said.

Additionally, an online fundraiser has been set up by a community member to help the family that lost their home. That fundraiser can be found here.

Donations can also be sent to:

“Fire Relief, P.O. Box 204, Childersburg Rescue Squad, Childersburg AL 35044”

A cause of the fire is still being determined at this time.

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