‘Hoping to help:’ Neighbors and church step in to help family of six after fire destroys West Allis home
WEST ALLIS (CBS 58) – A family of six escaped from their burning home near S. 120th and Schlinger on Sunday night.
West Allis Police say the entire front half of the home was up in flames. West Allis Fire and other fire agencies worked to extinguish it. Police say they went in to get the dad after he went in to try to rescue the family pets.
Neighbor Jamie Donald saw the lights and went to check on the family.
“The first thing we did was count the children," said Donald, "We could hear the fire alarms going off from their house and it was just chaos."
Less than 24 hours later, the community is stepping up to help.
“We are collecting clothes for them that’s the one thing we can help with right now,” said Donald.
These are the sizes they are looking for:
- 3 boys: 4T, 8 and 10-12.
- Oldest teen daughter: Size 4, small tops.
More than ten neighbors have dropped off clothing so far.
“Our neighborhood is amazing, I posted it out last night around midnight and it’s been a nonstop of neighbors all day,” said Donald.
The Greenfield Park Lutheran Church is also raising funds for the family.
“They are completely involved in the community everyone knows who we are they are a wonderful family they would do this for any of us,” said Donald.