A family that lost all possessions in a fire earlier this week is under a roof with clothing and food after Mayflower residents organized relief for the two adults and four children.
Mayflower Middle School principals Don Pippins and Courtney Jones told students they could help their fellow classmates by deviating from the school’s usual dress code.
Students paid $1 to wear pajamas and hats to school, raising $650 in one day, Jones said.
Administrators used the money to take the two middle school students in the family shopping for clothes.
“We filled the mother’s vehicle with donations like clothing, food and personal products that were donated. This was just what our fifth- through eighth-graders did on their own that one day. We were really proud of them,” Jones said. “We still have things coming in from the community.”
Leda Zumbro and her sister, Becky, are also heading up an effort to help the family.
Zumbro, who is close to the family, said they moved into a rental house Wednesday after the Sunday fire.
“You wouldn’t believe what has come in for them just from word of mouth. We’re taking donations from clothes to beds. They lost everything, so people are bringing anything you can imagine,” Zumbro said.
To assist the family with donations, contact Zumbro at 501-472-2255, or Becky Beattie at 501-470-0516.
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