UPDATE: A home catches fire and a family loses everything; volunteers help out

More Video...

A family wakes up to flames on Christmas Eve now they're forced to spend the holiday, elsewhere.

People stepped up to help - making sure the family would have what they need to start over again.

"We're just taking it one day at a time and a lot of people have
helped us," said Vanessa Large.

Even folks they'll never meet are lending a hand.

"Well it makes me feel good that that family is taken care of," said Archie Powell.

Volunteers gave the twins two guitars and cowboy boots.

"The support to make sure that Christmas went well for them was great," said Gabe Large.

It's a new beginning for the Large family and one that looks promising.

"I'm just thankful that the Lord blessed us that we were able to make it out okay," said Gabe Large.

Gabe Large told Local 8 News he saw a glow in the attic got up and spotted the fire. Gabe says he told his wife to grab the boys.

"I got my kids and took them outside and grabbed their shoes, jackets and their medicine. That was all I could get," said Vanessa Large.

If you're interested in donating to the large family the information is below.

All gifts and monetary items can be dropped off at Vonnie's Market located at 3306 Hindscreek Road in Heiskell, Tennessee.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 237181521 - local8now.com/a?a=237181521
Gray Television, Inc.