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Drive collecting items, gifts for burned out family
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A soldier, his wife and their three children lost everything in a fire at their home three days before Christmas.

Maggie Towne said that what they were wearing when the fire broke out about 3 p.m. Sunday is all that they have left.

So the family readiness group for Staff Sgt. Joshua Towne of the 3/69th Armor Battalion have started collecting donations to help the family.
Household items, clothing and Christmas toys for the children are needed. The can be dropped off at the battalion's staff duty desk, 515 Warrior Way on Fort Stewart, phone 767-4595.

Maggie Towne said they did have homeowners insurance on the Glenn Bryant Street home they bought in 2008 and they are receiving help from the Red Cross. But items are still needed.

She said all the Christmas gifts they had bought for their children were destroyed.


Below is a family assistance list, provided by the FRG:


Wife :

Pants - 6 jr

Shirts - M jr

Shoe - size 8

Jacket – Large


Son (age 15)

Pants - 36 x 32

Shirts - 2x or 3x

Shoes - size 12

Jacket - 2x or 3x

School Clothes for Bradwell Institute


Daughter (age 12)

Pants - 9 Junior

Shirt – large junior

Shoes – 9w

Jacket – Large

School Clothes for Snelson Golden Middle


Son (age 7)

Pants – 10

Shirts – Large

Shoes – size 5

Jacket – Large

School Clothes for Taylor's Creek Elementary

Adult Bed

Teen Bed x 2

Child Bed

Living Room items

Additional items: Toiletries, socks, undershirts, sweaters, knit or fleece caps

The Family will also be happy to accept gift cards from Walmart in case you are unable to donate material items

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