County Senior Food Pantry and Santa's Secret Hands Overseeing Donations
Darren Doyle, story:
Two local organizations have teamed up to help a local man who lost his home and belongings on a November 12, 2017 house fire. Vickie Walker, coordinator of Edmonson County Senior Food Pantry and Mark Wardlow, Director of Santa's Secret Hands are coordinating an effort to raise money for Mr. L.D. LaMastus.
Just over a week ago, Mr. LaMastus lost his home on Shadyland Church Road. He was able to narrowly escape with his dog, Judy, with the help of a passerby. Both the Chalybeate Fire Department and the Edmonson Voice were inundated with calls and messages from those who wanted to help. The fire department was able to contact the Red Cross to help Mr. LaMastus with some immediate needs.
Mark Wardlow, Director of Santa's Secret Hands, led the effort to find Mr. LaMastus more immediate help and the man was able to find temporary shelter in an apartment at the Mohawk Motel. That shelter is about to run out unless Mr. LaMastus can raise some more cash.
According to Vickie Walker, while the search for long-term housing is still ongoing for Mr. LaMastus, he needs money for rent and other necessities until he can be set up in a more permanent environment.
If you can donate to the LaMastus Relief Fund, you can contact the food pantry through Vickie Walker at 270-779-1203, or Santa's Secret Hands through Mark Wardlow, 270-991-2972. All donations stay local and the relief fund is being handled 100% by Walker and Wardlow.