Hatteras Island Community has spent the weekend reaching out to support
a Buxton family that lost its home in a fire on Thursday, June 19.
and Melissa Whitehead and their three children lost just about
everything in the blaze that destroyed their three-story house. All
escaped without injury but all of their possessions were destroyed.
the weekend, clothes were being collected for the family members and
folks were baking cakes, cookies, and pies for a bake sale that was
held Sunday morning at Conner's Supermarket.
"I can't express
how much all your donations mean to my family," Melissa Whitehead wrote
Sunday on a social media site. "We are absolutely overwhelmed with how
much support we are receiving. We are good on clothes for now, but
Friends and colleagues of the family are still collecting monetary donations for the Whiteheads.
Donations may be made at http://www.gofundme.com/aid248.
Courtney Whitehead is a volunteer firefighter in Buxton and his
colleagues at the station are collecting monetary contributions for his
family to cover immediate needs and lodging.
can be sent to the Buxton Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 424,
Buxton, NC 27920. Checks should be made out to Courtney and Melissa