Immediate Needs Are Reportedly Being Met
Darren Doyle, story and photo:
Both the Edmonson Voice and the Chalybeate Fire Department have been overwhelmed with calls and messages from those who want to help Sunday's house fire victim, L.D. LaMastus.
The Chalybeate VFD is working in conjunction with the American Red Cross to see to Mr. LaMastus' immediate needs once he is released from the hospital.
Mr. LaMastus spoke with us today and said he is expected to remain hospitalized for another couple of days while he undergoes more breathing tests. The Edmonson Voice has also been in contact with Santa's Secret Hands about a more local effort once Mr. LaMastus is released from the hospital and is out of Red Cross care.
For now, the Red Cross has advised that anyone wishing to help can make a donation at any Goodwill location and tell them it's for the Red Cross. Both organizations will work together to see that Mr. LaMastus' immediate needs are met.
His sizes are: Pants 32x32, Shirt (M), Shoes: 10 1/2 - 11. Again, these items can be taken to any Goodwill location. You can also make monetary donations to Santa's Secret Hands by contacting Mark Wardlow at 270-991-2972. While SSH funds are used to benefit needy seniors and children at Christmas, they also work with other charities to help with emergencies such as this.
Mr. LaMastus said he is feeling much better today but his main concern was still focused on his dog, Judy, who is currently in the care of a neighbor.