Clothing Drive Set for Fire Victims

WASHINGTON, Pa. – A clothing drive will be held Saturday in Washington County, Pennsylvania, for the family whose Wheeling home was destroyed by fire early Tuesday.

Ben and Megan Dunaway, and their young son, Keegan, escaped uninjured after a vacant home next door to theirs in the Mozart section of Wheeling caught fire about 3:15 a.m. Their house was destroyed and most of their belongings were lost in the blaze. The family is now staying with Megan’s parents near Washington. Megan is pregnant with the couple’s second child.

A clothing drive will be held for the family from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Liberty United Methodist Church at 1330 Banetown Road, Washington. Meanwhile, A fundraiser on the website GoFundMe titled “Dunaway House Fire — Emergency Fund” had garnered nearly $9,000 as of late Wednesday afternoon. Information for clothing needs and sizes can be found on the GoFundMe page.

“We are beyond grateful for those who have shown support, as we never thought we would be on this side of any devastating event,” Megan said Wednesday. “Words do not begin to express how thankful we are to the firemen who worked vigorously in their attempts to save our house, and our community of family and friends who have shown so much love and support during this time.”


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