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Help for 16 people who lost home to fire

TRE GREAVES, [email protected]

Help for 16 people who lost home to fire

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HELP IS ROLLING IN for the 16 people who lost their home to a fire last Friday morning.

The occupants struggled to save any possessions in the blaze which took place at Princess Royal Avenue, The Pine, St Michael, around 8 a.m.

The house was occupied by 78-year-old matriarch Veronica Yearwood who lived there for over 60 years. She was among the many who had to be rushed out. 

Grand-daughter Jayne Williams told the NATION yesterday she was grateful to everyone who had reached out to offer them several items, including clothing for the young children.

She said they were expecting to move into temporary housing this week, but until then, were staying with other relatives at various locations.

“People have reached out. They brought clothes, toiletries, towels, and even my workplace said they would take up a donation to help out. They are starting from now and they said they will give my family by the end of April,” said Williams, who works at Bubba’s Sports Bar in Hastings, Christ Church.

“There was also a lady from the United States who said she was packing a barrel, which would have in new school bags for the children to take to school,” she added. (TG)