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Family of 8 gets help after losing their home to a fire

3 years 3 weeks 3 days ago November 15, 2013 Nov 15, 2013 Friday, November 15 2013 November 15, 2013 4:26 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Rebecca Buchanan

DENHAM SPRINGS - The Butler family lost everything in a fire, but their community is stepping up to help just in time for Thanksgiving.

The Butler family lost their home to a fire earlier this week. Everyone in the home escaped with minor burns. They weren't able to save anything but each other. 

Groups like Christ's Community Church in Denham Springs are trying to get the family back on their feet with clothes, food and a new home before the holidays.

"Right now they need everything, they need clothing, they ran out of the house without shoes, so they need everything, but really they need a home," explained Shannon Easley, the pastor's wife.

Butler and her family were put up in a hotel for now, and said they're forced to live entirely off of donations.

"We just feel blessed and it's a feeling you cant even describe. I'm just really glad my family is all safe and with me and they are all fine," she said.

Butler said they did not have fire alarms or extinguishers in their home. She says she hopes their loss can serve as a reminder to everyone to be ready for a fire in their home.

If you would like to help the family, you can reach them at (225) 939-5320.

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