Community Saving Christmas For Cherryville Family Who Lost Home In Fire Over The Weekend
CHERRYVILLE, N.C. — A single mother and her four children lost their home over the weekend. A fire destroyed their house in Cherryville.
“I was on my way to work and I got a phone call that there were smoke coming out of my house,” said Latishea Elmore.
“I instantly thought of my kids and thought it’s like two weeks before Christmas what am I going to tell them,” Elmore said of the fire.
As a single mother working two jobs, the promise of a magical Christmas for her kids seemed like to be broken.
“I just don’t want to disappoint them. I’m one of those moms where everything might not be perfect but I try my best to make sure that they’re happy,” explained Elmore.
Elmore’s friends and members of the community got together to save Christmas for the family.
They’re hosting a donation drive at the VFW in Kings Mountain.
“She needs to find a home. She needs to have the money for a deposit, she needs to have the first month’s rent and utilities. The basic essentials,” said one of the organizers Debi White of Elmore’s situation.
There’s been a lot of donations already but for a family who lost it all, a lot more is still needed.
“I’m really blessed and I just thank everybody that’s been helping me and my kids,” said Elmore.
If you have items to donate or general questions, contact Debi White via email at Debireep@gmail.com.