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Food, Clothes Needed for House Fire Victims

A Tucker family is destitute after a massive fire at their home.

A fire that swept through a house on Old Norcross-Tucker Road Tuesday night has left a local family with almost nothing.

The residents of the house are a woman and four children - three are her own and one is a cousin. They are now in effect homeless though an agency has provided a hotel voucher for three nights and a few clothes. 

Livsey Elementary School, attended by one of the children, is asking people to donate clothing and food before 2 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 22. Sizes are listed below.

"We will make arrangements to deliver the items to the family prior to the end of the day this Friday," said Livsey Principal Jamie L. Wilson in a message to parents. 

"At this point, they have no food," Wilson said. "Longhorn's provided them with lunch yesterday, since her cousin works there part-time. They have no family here and have no plans for Thanksgiving."  

The woman told Wilson that everything in her home was destroyed by the blaze, with the exception of some kitchen items. 

Clothing sizes:
  • Female age 9, Pants 7-8; Shirt Medium; Shoe 2.5; Coat Medium
  • Female age 16, Pants 15-16; Shirt Large; Shoe 9; Coat Large
  • Female age 20, Pants 11-12; Shirt Large; Shoe 8.5; Coat Large
  • Male age 20, Pants 30-30; Shirt Medium; Shoe 9; Coat Medium
  • Mother, Pants 11-12; Shirt Medium; Shoe 7.5; Coat Medium


Kevin Madigan (Editor) November 21, 2013 at 11:02 AM
Livsey School is located at 4137 Livsey Rd, Tucker.
Mandy Wilder November 21, 2013 at 05:30 PM
What if we cant make it to Livesy by then? I am gathering items and giftcards for the family.
Amy Ownbey November 21, 2013 at 06:53 PM
This Family lives across the street from me, and I would love to help, but I need more time to get stuff together. If they are not in their home, is there someone who knows where they will be? I think a lot of people could give things that can't make it to Livsey by tomorrow.
Deborah D Hemphill November 21, 2013 at 10:08 PM
I would love to help out , but will not be able to make it to the school by 2 pm, will there be another time or place to bring food, clothing for the family? Please let me know.
Kevin Madigan (Editor) November 21, 2013 at 10:40 PM
Stay tuned. I'm trying to see if they'll accept anything after the deadline. I can't see why they wouldn't.
Kevin Madigan (Editor) November 22, 2013 at 07:36 PM
Hey...the school was FULL of donations today. I asked if there would be a place to continue and they didn't know...but I can attest that the Tucker community REALLY stepped up. There were clothes, food, and gift cards galore. No word on where they are currently staying or if they need a place.
Kevin Madigan (Editor) November 22, 2013 at 07:37 PM
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Tiffany Hickson Bogle November 23, 2013 at 10:10 AM
Hello my name is Tiffany. I can't express how grateful we are for the Tucker community and everyone stepping up and helping my family. Thanks everyone for all of your support for our family. We are currently housed in a hotel off Northlake Pkwy. You can contact me at 404-664-4641 orr via email luvpeacejoy10@gmail.com
Kevin Madigan (Editor) November 24, 2013 at 03:59 PM
Good to hear from you, Ms. Bogle. Please keep in touch and let us know how you and your family are doing.
Kevin Madigan (Editor) November 24, 2013 at 04:00 PM
Message from a reader via email: Northeast Baptist Church is helping this family. The church's number is 770-938-8333. Please contact the church if you have a donation for the family.

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