Good Samaritan Donates Home To Cottontown Fire Victims
Tenn. – Thanks to the kindness of a stranger, a
husband, his pregnant wife, and their two children are no longer homeless. The
family lost everything they owned to a house fire in Sumner County.
Anders and her two children woke up to the smell of plastic burning
Wednesday. Fortunately, they all made it out safely, but flames spread
quickly and destroyed the whole home.
The home at
the corner of Franklin Road and Highway 25 in Cottontown was fully engulfed
when firefighters got on the scene around 7 a.m.
rental. We just lost everything. The kids just lost their Christmas. I've
invested all my money this month into all that we shopped for yesterday, put
everything underneath the Christmas tree, so it's a total loss for us and our
family," said husband Joshua Anders.
After seeing the
story on television, Harold McInturff decided to help. He and the Anders had
never met, but he wanted to give them a place to stay until they could get back
on their feet.
thought I would come and offer my house because it just sat here for so long
with nobody in it," said McInturff.
now have a two-bedroom home on the lake filled with furniture. McInturff also
said he would take care of the family's utilities bills.
Anders first saw her new home Friday she was thankful.
couldn't believe it. It goes beyond all my expectations," she said. "It
just amazes me that there are people like Mr. Harold who are willing to do
things like this for my family."
also surprised the Anders with a gift of $200 to spend on new Christmas
presents for their children.
If you would
like to help, the Cottontown General Store has been taking donations for the
Anders. A fund has been set up at Volunteer State Banks in the name of Rachel
Barnes for the benefit of her sister, Tiffany Anders.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:24 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:24:42 GMT
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