The Red Cross is providing assistance and an account has been set up for the family at a local bank.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, February 19
A family of four, two house guests and a dog escaped a burning Cleveland Road home early Saturday morning, but lost most of their possessions in the blaze. According to a story in the Athens Banner-Herald, the homeowner, David Bass of Bass Landscaping Company, sustained burns to his forehead and fingers but no one else was injured. Firefighters used pumper trucks to dump an estimated 100,000 gallons of water onto the structure, the newspaper reported, adding that the cause of the fire is under investigation. The Red Cross is assisting the family and an account for the “Bass Family Fire Recovery” has been set up at Athens First Bank & Trust, according to the article. Subscribe to the Athens Patch Newsletter, like us on Facebook, follow …
Daisy Troop 11809 of Winder has arranged for much-needed items to be dropped off at locations in Oconee, Athens-Clarke, and Barrow counties.
A local girl scout troop is doing its part to provide relief to victims of storms that devastated much of the South last week. The eleven scouts of Winder's Daisy Troop 11809 have coordinated a community-wide effort between 3 counties to collect much-needed supplies for affected families. 'The Girl Scouts has a system of volunteers already in place, and inquiries generated a lot of response in a hurry," Troop leader Dawn Johnson said. Drop-off locations include the Oconee County Sheriff's Office, the Northeast Georgia Girl Scouts service office located at 185 Newton Bridge in Athens (Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.), and the Winder City Fire Department in Barrow County. Additional drop-off points will be announced on…