Please continue to pray for Anna and the friends and family of the 5 children and 1 adult that died as a result of a trailer fire in Tiffin, Ohio. Can you help Anna by sharing this post or donating? Every little bit will help her begin to rebuild her life and will show her that we have not forgotten her, her babies, or her boyfriend. Thanks so much!
Thanks to the generous donations of so many people, we have reached the 75% mark of reaching our goal of $5000. Please keep the prayers coming. As things start to settle down, it is going to be so very hard on Anna. And please share this post with others. Thank you.
We have reached the half-way point to our goal of raising $5000! Thank you! Thank you! Please continue to spread the word about this donation by sharing it on Facebook, emailing it to your friends, and you can even print out a poster to post somewhere. Thanks so much!
I wanted to share with you one of my favorite stories that was shared at the funeral today. When Tiara would get to stay overnight on a Saturday with Grandma Vicki, she would wake her poor Grandma up at 7:30am so they could get to the church in time for the 10:30am service! When Tiara would get there, she greeted everyone with a HUGE hug! And, now, we take comfort in knowing she gets to give a HUGE hug to her very own Savior Jesus that she loves so much!
Thank you so much for your donations! We just reached $2000 raised, which is 40% of the goal. Thank you so much! Please continue to pray for Anna and the friends and family.....especially tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 19th) during the funerals.
Five children and one adult died in a trailer fire at Highland trailer park this morning, September 15th, 2013. Tiffin (Ohio) Police Chief Fred Stevens said a girlfriend and boyfriend lived in the residence. The woman was at work when the fire started.
The victims have been identified as Timothy Fresch, 25; Tiara Angel, 6; Stormie Huey, 5; Trinity Huey, 4; Sunshine Huey, 3; and Domonic Fresch, 2.
The cause has not been determined.
This fundraiser is for the mother, Anna, so that she can pay for the funerals and somehow find a way to begin again.
This is being started by JoLynn Stallings, the great-aunt of Tiara Angel who was the oldest of the 5 children who perished in this fire. JoLynn is the owner of 24/7 Christian Family Store.
Even if you are not able to donate, please hold the family and friends up in your prayers.
Update: Newspaper article from Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune on September 16th, 2013:
The Tiffin community rallied Sunday around the mother of the fire victims, who were remembered as always being happy and playing.
"Anna is a super hard worker, and she supported that family," said Pat Boes, manager of Tiffin's Burger King. "She didn't have much, but what she had was five great kids."
Burger King, where Anna Angel works, started accepting donations for her Sunday.
Boes said the community needs to rally around Angel, who loved her children. Angel has lost all five of her children, her boyfriend, her home and all her possessions, she said.
"Anything and everything is needed. She's lost everything," she said. Boes said Angel, a seven-year Burger King employee who is dearly loved, was working at the restaurant when the trailer park manager called about the fire. "Anna left immediately," she said.
Patti Harper, who lives around the corner from the scene, said it is a tragedy and heartbreaking. She returned home and saw the rescue vehicles, not knowing what had occurred.
When a neighbor told her what happened, she said she thought, "Oh my God."
Tim Harper, her husband, said he was in the residence and heard sirens. He went outside and saw smoke. "I thought, 'Oh my God. Hopefully nobody was there,'" he said.
Dianna Tyree, another neighbor, said she was sleeping when the fire happened, and her son came and told her about it. She said by the time she came out of her trailer, there was little smoke coming from the burned home. "Those kids were just adorable. She had very sweet kids, very sweet, well-mannered," she said. The children mainly stayed at their trailer, but Domonic would visit Tyree's residence. "He just loved (my dogs)," she said.
Rick Hummell, who lives nearby, recalled the children would skip and laugh after going swimming. "(Their mother) did the best she could do. She needed help," he said. Hummell, a former firefighter, said he woke up his neighbor when he heard it on a scanner and saw a lot of black smoke and flames. "(The firefighters) were trying their hardest. They couldn't save them," he said.
Tiffin City Schools officials made plans Sunday to help those affected by the tragedy. Stormie was a kindergartener and Tiara was a first-grader at Washington K-1.
Scott Urban, director of instruction and personnel for Tiffin City Schools, said the district notified all staff members Sunday afternoon. The district will have its crisis team - which includes guidance staff, two school psychologists, contracted counselors from Wyandot Counseling Associates LLC and a pastor - assembled at Washington. The team will answer questions from the three staff members, including two classroom teachers and an intervention specialist, who are closest to the situation. "We may have parents stop in," Urban said.
A letter explaining the situation is to be sent home with all students. Urban, who said the school just finished a safety program, described the situation as tragic. "We get very close to our students," he said.