UPDATE DEC 27, 2019
There is a fund set up for expenses related to the fire. If you would like to donate, go to any First Security Bank and donate to “Barbara Howell House Fire.”
If you have cold weather clothing/coats/shoes to donate, they need size small or 4 and size large/XL or 12. Shoe size womens 8½. Send a text to MySaline at 501-303-4010 to get the address for donating clothing.
PREVIOUSLY DEC 25, 2019
Justice of the Peace Barbara Howell says a fire that began upstairs in her Lake Norrell home while the family slept has caused the upper story of the home to fall in, making it unlivable. Howell lives with her adult granddaughter. They escaped harm but have no place to live currently.
Full disclosure – this story is personal to me (and countless others), as Barbara is very active in the community and has become a friend. She is currently in her 8th term as JP and is running for a 9th, and she organizes several events in the Lake Norrell and Avilla area that is her District.
If you would like to help, the family is currently seeking a travel trailer to stay in. Please email Shelli Poole at [email protected] if you can help with this need.