The fire that destroyed one home on Watson Avenue in Latonia November 26 also badly damaged another and now an effort is underway to make sure that the family whose house was damaged, has a Merry Christmas. A webpage has been set up to collect money. Here's the description from organizer Katie Woodring:
"The Bunch Family home was severely damaged by a suspicious fire at their neighbor's home in Latonia on November 26th. The heat was so great fire quickly spread to one side of her house as well as the roof. The Covington Fire Department did a fabulous job saving the structure, however damage from the water and smoke has left the entire family without most of there belongings and unable to live at the house. She, her husband and two small boys have been staying with friends and family. She invited me in to tour the damage and my heart broke as I looked around at collapsed ceilings, black walls and scorched Christmas decorations and children's toys.
I was hoping to reach out to as many people as I can to see if we can do something for them. I have been overwhelmed by people wanting to donate items, but thought it would also be nice to raise money so that they can replace some of the things that were lost. They are a wonderful family!"
As of Wednesday morning, the page has raised $420 of its $2,000 goal. If you would like to help, visit the website and contribute: IndieGoGo
At the time of the fire, the Bunch family's dog Belle was rescued from the burning home. You can see a photo of the dog and family's reunion here: The River City News Facebook
PHOTO: Fire destroys one home, damages another on Watson Avenue in Latonia/Photo by Marvin Wischer for RCN