Church collecting money for family who lost home, Christmas gifts in fire


SALISBURY, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — Memories are all that’s left of a Salisbury home after it caught fire Wednesday night. 
“The fireman were able to save my mom’s hope chest, not the whole chest but pieces of it. So, we spent most of the night laying out pictures so they wouldn’t ruin,” said Angela Galloway, the daughter of the victims. 
Angela’s mother, father, aunt, and great nephew lived in the house. She says her mother was the one who discovered the fire. 

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“My mother went to the restroom and the door was hot to a bedroom. So, she told my father and my father opened the door and discovered there was smoke and fire and they got out.”
No one was hurt. The Red Cross is assisting, but can only help them with a place to stay for three days. Angela says family is helping but there’s no long-term solution. 
“To start again at 69 and 70 it’s tough,” she said. 
It’s also tough on her 6-year-old nephew. 
“All of his Christmas toys and all his new stuff that he was really excited about was in the house and is now gone.”

His artwork littered the lawn singed from the fire. Neighbors and friends have reached out to help and their church is collecting donations. 
“We have a friend who is collecting a lot of things and has already dropped off a few bags of clothes and some things to help them at least get a start.”

Northgate Church here is Salisbury is accepting donations for the family. You can donate to the church by clicking here. 

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