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Community helps Ronceverte family recover from house fire

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RONCEVERTE, W. Va (WVVA)-- A home off Third Street near Teaberry Road in Ronceverte was destroyed by a fire on Thursday.

Tammy and Tim Pyne, along with their daughter, were not home at the time of the blaze. They were unharmed, but they lost everything they had in the fire.

"When I arrived, the structure was fully engulfed," said Chief Rusty Byer Jr. of the Ronceverte Police Department. "It was a total loss."

"It was overwhelming," said Tammy Pyne. "We also lost our dog, Bentley... he was like our baby."

"But we are all fine," said Tim. "And that's what matters."

Their local community has seen their pain and immediately stepped in to help. A friend created a Facebook page where support for the Pynes really took off.

"We don't have to worry about anything," said Tim. "We have wonderful friends and family, and even people who don't know us who are helping."

Through the Facebook page, the community organized a collection for clothes and other items the Pynes can use to start rebuilding their life. They also organized a fund through a local bank that will accumulate donations to the Pyne family, that the Pynes say they will use as they try to find a new place to live.

Although they are staying in a hotel for now, they plan on finding a temporary home where they plan to still celebrate Christmas.

"We would like to thank everyone," said Tammy. "Everyone collecting donations... we've received many calls and text messages... We would also like to thank the fire and police departments."

 

 

To help the Pyne family, you can:

1. Visit a local branch of City National Bank and ask about the Pyne Family Fund.

2. Mail donations to 109 S Jefferson Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901

(Check made to Pyne Family Fund. Call 304-645-2500 for more information)

3. Drop off monetary and clothing donations at:

  • Fortunate Finds in Lewisburg,
  • Alpha Music in Fairlea on Fair St
  • Irish Pub in downtown Lewisburg.
  • Jim's Drive In
  • Rhema Christian Center
  • Ed DeLong Insurance Marketplace in White Sulphur Springs
  • Greenbrier East High School
  • When Pigs Fly Barbeque in Fairlea


Clothing sizes needed:

Men's Large to XL shirts. 34-34 men's pants. Size 12 shoes.
Medium women's tops or shirts. Size 5 and 7 pants. Size 8 and 9 1/2 shoes.

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