Town helps blaze victims

LESS than a week after a family's rented house was destroyed by fire, community support has put the victims into a new home.

Vince Towerton, his partner Suzanne Green and her son Jamie Roy were left with nothing but the clothes on their backs when their home in Tyndall Street, Apple Tree Creek, burnt down last Monday.

Prompt action by St Vincent de Paul and the Salvation Army resulted in donations to re-equip them, while some family donations of furniture have also helped.

An appeal for cash donations was also launched by Childers Professionals Real Estate, which has also contributed to getting the battlers back on their feet.

“Jack (Styles), Tina (Dann) and the crew at the Professionals have been really wonderful,” Ms Green said.

“And we'll be eternally grateful to all those people who have helped us in any way.

“We were amazed at just how quick everyone was to rally around us with their support.”

But furniture stocks are still a bit short in their new home in Broadhurst Street, Childers.

“We still need some wardrobes and cupboards to hang our clothes in, but otherwise we're doing really well,” she said.

Anyone who can help with donations of furniture can call Ms Green on 0458 701 642.

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