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Woman raises funds for single mom who lost vehicle in fire

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Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 5:41 pm | Updated: 12:42 pm, Wed Sep 3, 2014.

A woman whose car caught on fire a few weeks ago is raising funds to help another woman whose vehicle was also destroyed in the blaze.

“It’s the Christian thing to do,” Debra Ward said. “…Too many people don’t step up.”

Ward was visiting the Northside Post Office with her grandchildren when the incident occurred. Ward and her two younger grandchildren were in the post office mailing a package while her older grandchild stayed in the vehicle to listen to music. The older grandchild noticed sparking in the vehicle and went inside to notify Ward. Ward went back to her vehicle and popped the hood, only to see a fire blaze up. The fire consumed Ward’s vehicle, a Ford Freestyle, as well as a neighboring vehicle, and also damaged the post office.

Ward’s insurance covered the damage to her vehicle. The owner of the other vehicle – a single mother with three children – only had liability coverage.

While many people would have shrugged their shoulders and moved on, Ward decided she needed to do something to help the owner of the other vehicle, who is new to Dothan. Ward is raising funds to help the owner of the other vehicle purchase a replacement.

Ward has started an account at Friend Bank called Post Office Fire to which visitors can donate. Ward also has a Facebook page (click here) where interested parties can donate via PayPal.


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