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Donations Sought for Fire Victims

By Staff | Dec 12, 2018

Pictured are some images provided by Alan “Spike” Jones, of the aftermath of the house fire Sunday, Dec. 2. Photo Provided

With Christmas just around the corner, everyone is rushing to the nearest stores to get the perfect present for everyone on their list. A Sistersville father of two was not exempt. Alan “Spike” Jones had the gifts he’d purchased for his children and grandchildren hidden in his home where he lived with his 15-year-old son. However, tragedy struck Jones and his family late Sunday, Dec. 2. Jones said an electrical fire destroyed his home and everything he owned, including the Christmas gifts. Jones said he did not have insurance on his home.

Jones and his family are only asking for the necessities, including clothes. The family is in need of men’s pants, sizes 16R and 34×30; men’s shoes, sizes 8 and 9.5; and shirts, mediums and larges.

Donations may be taken to Jones’ mother’s residence at 733 Virginia Terrace in Sistersville, near the elementary school. Monetary donations are also being accepted at Peoples Bank; simply call 304-244-0918 and ask for Branch Manager Tina Bell, who will assist with the donation process. Jones said any donation would be appreciated.

Officials from the Sistersville Volunteer Fire Department confirmed there were no injuries as a result of the Dec. 2 fire.

They said they were able to keep the fire contained.