September 19, 2019

Fire displaces family of five in Stony Point; fundraising page created to assist

Firefighters work to extinguish a house fire on Drumstand Rd. Dec. 30.

Firefighters work to extinguish a house fire on Drumstand Rd. Dec. 30.

A Stony Point family lost their belongings in a house fire on Friday, Dec. 30.

According to Stony Point Volunteer Dept. Chief Scotty Abernathy, the fire call was received Friday at 12:30 p.m. to the residence, located at 919 Drumstand Road, which is the home of Timothy and Jennifer Waldrup. At least one resident was home at the time of the fire, but escaped uninjured.

Stony Point firefighters were joined by Wittenburg and Hiddenite firefighters to battle the blaze. The fire caused $45,000 to $50,000 damage. Abernathy said the cause was electrical and the accidental fire originated in the laundry room of the home. The home did not have fire insurance, said Abernathy.

Family friend Kelly Marie Slicer created a crowdfunding page to collect donations for the Waldrup family, located online at:
https://www.gofundme.com/5x-house-caught-on-fire.

“They have lost everything,” said Slicer. “They are a very hard-working family. They need help because they are having to start all over again. They have three children: Jeremiah is 7 years old, MacKenzie is 7 years old, and Rebecca is 5 years old. The children have lost most of their clothes and toys in the fire. Jeremiah has a birthday coming up in January. They have lost almost every thing due to smoke damage or water damage. Any help would be appreciated.”

FAMILY’S HOME DESTROYED — The Stony Point home of Timothy and Jennifer Waldrup, was destroyed by fire on Dec. 30. The parents are shown above with their three children: MacKenzie, Jeremiah, and Rebecca. A fund has been started to assist the family, who had no fire insurance. (GoFundMe.com photo)

FAMILY’S HOME DESTROYED — The Stony Point home of Timothy and Jennifer Waldrup was destroyed by fire on Dec. 30. The parents are shown above with their three children: MacKenzie, Jeremiah, and Rebecca. A fund has been started to assist the family, who had no fire insurance. (GoFundMe.com photo)

Chief Abernathy noted that he appreciated the assistance of Wittenburg and Hiddenite firemen.

2 Comments

  1. Larry Crouse on January 21, 2017 at 1:23 am

    I have made several attempts to get information about this family.. I’m not sure what they need,, but in the future it would be nice if you would publish contact information about the family.. Also put sizes of clothes and maybe a email setup to ask questions directly with the family,,or maybe a forum that everyone can see so the same questions wouldn’t be asked over and over.. I’ve been thru a fire loss myself and it’s hard to replinish the essentials of everyday life…May God Bless this Family and fill there every need
    L D

  2. vicki on January 22, 2017 at 2:14 am

    I have a ton of kitchen things they can have and probably other things as well how can I get in contact with them ? And go bless the family. I know what it is to lose everything to a house fire also .

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