Donation Site Helps Family Of 13 After Fire
By Mike Perleberg
(Dearborn County, Ind.) – Friends and relatives are trying to help out a family of 13 whose home was badly damaged by a fire recently.
The home of Jason and Holly Wessell was the scene of a fire in Dearborn County’s Hogan Township on Thursday, April 3. While nobody was hurt and the home was not a complete loss, the structure and many of the family’s belongings inside were damaged, said Hogan Township Fire Department Chief Ed Opp.
The couple has 11 children. Six of them are their own and five more have been adopted.
While the Southeastern Indiana chapter of the American Red Cross was offering temporary assistance, family and friends have organized an effort to help the Wessells bounce back long-term. An online donation drive has been set up at www.GoFundMe.com, where donations as little as $1 can be made.
The donation site created by Holly Wessell’s sister, Kelly Self, has a $10,000 goal. As of Wednesday morning, donations of $4,195 have been made.