Relief effort underway for Merrill family
A donation campaign continues in support of a local family, following a catastrophic house fire which occurred last Friday morning, Dec. 20, on Schultz Spur Road, in the Town of Merrill.
Donation drop off points are located at J&B Enterprises (N1110 Co Rd K, Merrill) and St. Vincent De Paul (1004 E Main St, Merrill).
“When tragedy strikes, the Merrill community bands together to help each other,” explains J&B Enterprises owner Bill Wayda.
“That’s the way way it’s always been. But this time it was my family that was affected, and I can’t begin to say how much we appreciate all the support. This is a great community.”
As SVDP employee Debi Christie explains, the outpour of community support on Saturday, Dec, 21, resulted in two “car loads” of clothing being delivered to the displaced family members.
The following donations are being accepted: Donated clothing items are asked to be in new or gently used condition.
Shirts/sweatshirts/Jacket: sizes 2xl, xl, large
Jeans: sizes 38×30, and 36×30
Shoes: sizes 10 1/2 and 12
Underwear: size xl and large
Sweatpants: size xl and large
Donation drop-off points are as follows:
10 a.m.-Noon. -Christmas Eve
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Weekdays, including Tuesday, Dec. 31 and Wed,. Jan. 1
St. Vincent De Paul: (715) 539-1131
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Or by appointment: contact Debi Christie (715) 617-2195
Those with donations, but unable to transport/deliver may call/text Jeremy Ratliff for pick-up and delivery (715) 407-4454 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If text or email, be sure and leave an address and contact phone for follow-up.