Mt. Juliet community and officials help family after fire destroys home
Lt. Tyler Chandler (Left) and Chief James Hambrick (Right) stand with the family members who lost their home to a fire a week ago on Sunnymeade Drive. The couple have six children and have been very thankful for the gracious gift cards and donations from the community. Photo submitted.
Mt. Juliet Fire Department responded to a fully engulfed residential house fire last week, located on Sunnymeade Drive near Belinda Pkwy. The cause of the fire was undetermined. The fire appeared to start in the kitchen, according to a report from the Mt. Juliet Police Department.
Officials reported that every resident of the home escaped out of the enflamed home safely. Three pets were unfortunately lost in the tragic fire.
Mt. Juliet Police Department has had a large hand in helping the family by accepting gift cards from the community as well as gathering clothing size information for donation purposes:
Mother: Clothing – Small; Shoes – 8
Father: Clothing – 36W, XL; Shoes – 10.5
Daughter 1: Clothing- 7/8; Shoes- 1
Daughter 2: (same as Daughter 1)
Daughter 3: Clothing- 11/13 Womens; Shoes- 7
Daughter 4: Clothing- 12/14; Shoes- 8
Son 1: Clothing- 4T; Shoes- 10
Son 2: Clothing- 10/11; Shoes- 5
A family member has set up a GoFundMe account for donations to help assist the family: gofundme.com/family-w-6-kids-lose-everything.