Community takes action to help Navy family of 7 displaced
«All of the sudden I hear him screaming and it was terrifying, I just remember him saying «Oh my God, oh my God, fire get out,'» says Kristine Coltellino.
«I saw the mother and their five children outside wrapped in red cross blankets,» says Ashlynn Baker, a neighbor. «I had to run inside and get a notepad and run over there I said «I need everyone’s sizes.'»
Baker started posting about the family’s story and items that they needed on Facebook, and she says it took off.
The Hickory High School PTSA Facebook page posted a flyer on their page with items:
«ATTN Hawk Community: A Hickory family of 7 lost their home Sunday night from a fire. You can call the numbers on the flyer or drop off items at the Hawks Nest School Store.»
«It has just been an overwhelming act of gratitude and just love and outpouring from the community,» says Baker.
A neighbor who witnessed the fire says they have received a lot of clothing items, but the family is still in need of some under garments, toiletries, and some games, books, and toys for the family’s extended stay in a hotel.