Account set up for donations to help Johnsons after fire

Published 12:22 am Friday, December 17, 2010

People wishing to help the William and Nancy Johnson family following a house fire over the weekend can do so by donating at First Citizen’s Bank locations in North Carolina.
The Johnson house, located at 525 East Howard Street in Tryon caught fire last Saturday night, Dec. 11. Local fire departments contained the fire, but extensive damage was done to the interior and major repairs are needed.
The Tryon Fire Department said the initial investigation points to a space heater as the cause of the blaze.
According to family member Sarah Miller, the Johnsons used to carry homeowner’s insurance but had to drop it recently after William Johnson lost his job.
Miller said the Polk County Chapter of the American Red Cross gave the Johnsons about $200 for food, but she said the family is in desperate need of money to repair the house.
Donations can be made to the Nancy Johnson Fire Fund at any First Citizen’s Bank in North Carolina.

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