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Neighbors help volunteer after losing home in fire

Laura Aldridge lost her home in a fire Sunday. (Source: WAFF) Laura Aldridge lost her home in a fire Sunday. (Source: WAFF)
TANNER, AL (WAFF) -

A woman who has devoted her time to helping others in need is now on the receiving end of that need following a devastating fire.

Laura Aldridge has been the volunteer director of the Athens-Limestone Food and Shelter in Tanner for the last five years.

“I just do it out of the goodness of my heart, to help people,” Aldridge said.

On Sunday, Aldridge suddenly became in need of help herself when her mobile home burned to the ground. Aldridge and her grandchildren were able to escape unharmed but the fire destroyed everything they owned.

Before the fire trucks had even left, help began to arrive. Neighbors gave the family a place to stay and bought them food and clothes. The Red Cross got involved and got the family a hotel room and Habitat for Humanity is seeing if it can build a new home on the property. Aldridge said the support is more than she ever imagined.

“I never thought people would do this for me,” Aldridge said. “I am so blessed. I’m truly blessed. And I believe I’m going to be ok.”

If you’d like to help the Aldridge family, donations can be made at any Red Stone Federal Credit Union by asking to donate to the Aldridge/Ouellette Donation Account. Donations can also be dropped off at the Tanner Food Bank.

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