Community Rallies For Perry Family That Lost Home

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By: Bailey Myers
September 30, 2013

Tallahassee FL- A Perry home goes up in flames-- and is destroyed in just minutes. Luckily, not everything is lost.

As Monroe Morgan, home owner explained "We just seen the fire and before we could even think we just grabbed family and took off." A minor construction project removing the trailer hitch of their new home turned into sparks Sunday afternoon.

The family says it was just a matter of seconds before the first embers were spotted till the entire backside of the house was engulfed in flames. By the time the Taylor County fire department arrived, the back side of the house was already turning into ash. Neighbors quickly came to the Morgan family's aide.

Home Owner Amber Morgan said, "I mean they were taking the shoes off of their feet and giving them to me and the kids you know and walking home barefooted to get more so I mean it's just good to see the community come together in times like this." Neighbors, friends, family all lending a hand to help this family put the pieces back together.

The Perry Community has also donated money to the Morgans-- and even a wheelchair ramp for the grandmother who was staying with them.

"I mean there are a lot of things you can't replace and there are a lot of memories that you can't get back but there are a lot of memories to be made too," said Mr. Morgan

The Red Cross has provided the family with two nights of motel accommodations, and food. If you'd like to help the Morgan family said they are accepting donations at the Capital City Bank in Perry under the name Monroe or Amber Morgan.

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