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Family Helps Grandparents After Fire

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A local couple is without a home, after a fire tore through their house Wednesday night in Greene Township. And now, their grandchildren are helping raise money to get this couple back on their feet.

Tamara Sallot, the owner on the newly opened Yum Yum's Pizza say part of their sales will be going to helping their grandparents with food and clothes. She also tells us that she is grateful for the work of the fire fighters.

The fire happened at about 6:00 PM Wednesday, in a two-story house on West Greene Road. It took fire crews about an hour to get it under control. Investigators believe it started in the chimney, then spread to the ceiling.

The house was damaged, and the Sallot, the home owner's granddaughter, tells us tonight that the house is pretty much a total loss. So she decided to give 10% of sales at the pizza shop from Thursday and Friday to her grandparents, to help them with food and clothing since they lost just about everything.

Sallot says it makes it harder with Christmas less than three weeks away. She says, her grandparents house is where they usually celebrate. Fire crews, though, did do something to help them have as much of their normal Christmas as possible.

"They took the ornaments off the tree and brought the gifts that they could like savage out to us, so that we would be able to maintain as much of our Christmas that we would be able to," said Sallot. 

She is also accepting monetary donations and gift cards for her grandparents. She says, all people have to do is call and say they want to help with Alex and Joyce, when they order their pizza.

 

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