A YOUNG Orford district family left homeless by fire has been buoyed by a community appeal launched by a farm group network.
The Young Dairy Develop-ment Program has called for donations of clothing and kitchen items to assist the family of three children, aged three to eight, and their parents.
The group’s south-west co-ordinator Liza Fahey said the family had been forced to relocate to a caravan and was left without many essential items after last week’s blaze on a property where the parents work as farm managers.
Ms Fahey said no one was home at the time of the fire which broke out last Tuesday morning.
She said the family left the home about 8.30am and returned about 2.30pm to find one room destroyed and the rest of the house blackened by smoke and soot. She said the fire had extinguished itself by the time the family returned and emergency services were not called.
The brick veneer house, where the family lived as part of their work arrangements, was insured.
Ms Fahey said the family did not want to be identified.
She said any donations of linen, face washers, towels, cutlery, plates and bowls along with clothes would help the family through its tough time. The family needs boy’s clothes in size eight bottoms and size 12 tops, girl’s size three and size 4-5 bottoms and size six tops, men’s XXL tops and 38cm pants, women’s size 18 maternity and size 14 clothes.
Ms Fahey said all donations would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Anyone able to help the family can contact Ms Fahey on 0408 141 820 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org