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Eagleville Family Looking For New Home After Fire

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by Jason Lamb

EAGLEVILLE, Tenn. – Time and money are running out for an Eagleville family that's still homeless after a fire ripped through their home more than a week ago.

The Red Cross paid for a six-day stay for them at a motel, but now the family says they don't know where to turn for help.

The family's mother takes care of their mentally challenged son, and their father is on disability, making it difficult for them to afford a new place to live.

On June 28, an electrical fire destroyed the Jones family home in Eagleville.

Everyone got out without injuries, but without a place to stay, they turned to the Red Cross for help.

However, now that help has run out, they're still looking for a new place to call home. They're currently living out of a motel in Murfreesboro.

The Red Cross said because of the families' special circumstances and the fact they're dealing with a special needs child, they helped them out for six days at a motel instead of the typical three.

"We really want everybody to get equal assistance," said Beth Ferguson with the American Red Cross.  "That being said, there are going to be discrepancies, and each case is going to be a little bit different."

For more information on a benefit fund set up for the family, you can contact the Eagleville Fire Department at 615-274-2922, or you can make checks payable to the Jones Family Benefit Fund and send them to the Eagleville Fire Department, 126 S. Main Street; Eagleville, TN 37060.

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