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Donations sought to aid fire victims

Donations to help pay for landfill are being sought by friends and family of the Carmen Wilson family.

The family's Bishop Road home was totally destroyed in a fire Oct. 5, and this weekend volunteers will be helping the family to remove the debris from the property, said Deb Dale, who is helping to organizing the clean-up effort.

"We will be taking shovels and trucks to the Wilson home Saturday, Oct. 23, to begin the clean-up," Dale said.

She said volunteers from Harrison Middle School and Sunnyside High School, as well as Wilson's co-workers, will be helping out the single mother of two clean-up the mess left from the fire.

"But we are in need of funds to help pay for the land fill fees," Dale said.

"We are hoping those who can't come out to help will be able to aid us by donating cash for the fees," she said.

She said Yakima County officials have given the family two months to clean-up the mess left from the fire.

A fund to help the Wilson family has been set up at the Lower Valley Credit Union in Sunnyside.

Dale said the Wilson home and all of its contents were totally destroyed in the fire.

Wilson and her sons, who attend Sunnyside schools, have been staying with family since the fire.

"A modular home has been secured to replace Wilson's house, but all of the debris must be cleared away first," Dale said.

Persons wishing to help can contact Dale at 837-3601.

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