Woodville restaurant raises $1,400 for Wakulla family that lost everything in house fire
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - After losing nearly everything in a house fire earlier this month, a Wakulla family says they’ve been overwhelmed with donations from community members.
Tuesday that family received about $1,400 in proceeds from a fundraiser spearheaded by Las Braza’s Mexican Grill in Woodville.
The mother, Amanda Towndrow, said she was shocked to see this outpouring of support. She said they’ve received nearly $5,000 in donations from people, not just in the Wakulla area, but even as far as Taylor County.
Of the $1,400 that was donated today, about $600 was from a cash box set out at Las Braza’s Mexican Grill.
The other $800 were proceeds the restaurant donated out of a portion of its sales.
Towndrow could only think of one word to describe how she was feeling.
“Amazing, amazing, amazing,” she said. “That’s the only thing I can say. This community has--I mean, everybody has made sure they have puppies and clothes. It’s almost getting their life right back to where it was--just a little different.”
The family lost their dog and two cats in the fire. On Tuesday, someone in Perry gifted each of their daughters a new puppy.
That fire happened about two weeks ago.
Since then, the Towndrow family has been able to move into a new mobile home and regain some sense of normalcy.
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