By Linda Bumpers
Monday, August 9, 2010 | 10:08 AM
Jerry & Barbara Flake's family were awakened suddenly around 3 AM this morning to find their mobile home on 3rd Avenue afire. The family of nine, including five children, escaped without harm. All furniture, clothing and personal possessions were destroyed in the fire. Jerry Flake is currently undergoing chemo treatments to battle cancer. Crossway Church in Haleyville is leading the effort to unite the community in providing help for this family. Haleyville Fire Chief Phillip Weaver is completing paperwork for Red Cross assistance.
Donations of money, clothing, furniture and household supplies are needed. To contribute, contact Missy Banks at 269-9004 or Linda Bumpers at 269-3653. New or gently worn clothing will be most appreciated. Please click "READ MORE" to view a detailed list of items needed and clothing sizes for each family member.
The following items are needed:
UPDATE -- School supplies are also needed for the children. Girl 8th grade, boy 6th grade, girl 5th grade and boy 4th grade. No lunch boxes are needed.
Furniture for entire home, including four bedrooms
Bedding including sheets, blankets, comforters, pillows, etc.
Kitchen items - Dishes, cooking utensils (No appliances needed at this time)
Food - Non-Perishable Food Only, Please
Personal Toiletries - Toothbrushes, toothpaste deodorant, toilet paper, paper towels -- all personal items were lost.
Clothing - Following is the age/sex/sizes for all family members. New or gently worn will be appreciated.
Dad - Shoes 9-1/2, Pants 38/29, Shirt XL
Mom - Shoes 8, Pants 24, Shirt 2X
Boy (10th Grade) - Shoes 13, Pants/Jeans 36/29, Shirt XL
Girl (8th Grade) - Shoes 11 1/2, Pants 22, Shirt 2X
Boy (6th Grade) - Shoes 8 1/2, Pants 15 Husky, Shirt XL
Girl (5th Grade) - Shoes 8, Pants 14, Shirt Large
Boy (4th Grade) - Shoes 9 1/2, Pants 18 Husky, Shirts XL
Boy ( 3 years) - Shoes 5, Pants 5T, Shirt 5T
Girl ( 1 year) - Shoes 5, Pants 4T, Shirt 4T
Also needed -- Pullups (In Diaper Section at Grocery) Size 5