UNION — The Union County YMCA is accepting donations of clothing, furniture and other household items to help a family that lost everything they owned in a house fire earlier this week.
Firefighters were dispatched Monday afternoon to battle a blaze at a residence at 102 Webber Lake Road. The blaze was extinguished, but not before damaging the interior of the building.
YMCA Membership Director April Hall said Wednesday that the house was the home of a family of two — LeShannon McBeth and her son — who she said lost everything to the fire. She said they are currently staying in a local motel with little more than what they were wearing Monday morning.
Hall said the family needs help getting back on their feet and the YMCA is hoping get them that help by serving as a drop off site for donations of the items they need.
“We would like to be a drop off site for anyone who wants to donate clothing, furniture, househould supplies,” Hall said.
The child attends the YMCA’s Aftershool Program and Hall said that after the staff learned about him and his mother’s situation it was decided that the Y, which is located at 106 Lakeside Drive at the intersection with Main Street, should serve as the drop off for donations.
Hall said the child wears youth extra large shirts, size 10-12 pants, and size 4 shoes. She said his mother wears extra large shirts, size 15 pants, and size 11 shoes.
The Union County YMCA is open Monday-Thursday from 5 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sunday from 1:30-5 p.m.
For more information contact the Union County YMCA at 864-427-0668.