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Gladstone : Another House Fire In Less Than A Week Leaves Family Homeless

Photo courtesy of Julie Gunter and Tammy Gunter Layne : Another family has lost their home after a tragic fire over the weekend in Gladstone -  July 17, 2016 [1]

Photo courtesy of Julie Gunter and Tammy Gunter Layne : Another family has lost their home after a tragic fire over the weekend in Gladstone – July 17, 2016

Gladstone
Nelson County, Virginia

A gofundme account has also been set up for people wanting to donate money. Click here. [2]

Updated 10:55 with 2 drop locations :
Donations to the family of items below may be dropped at the Gladstone Post Office as well as the law offices of Daniel Rutherford in Lovingston. See maps below.

Original post at 9:05 AM on 7.18.16
For the second time in a week [3] another family is homeless after fire struck their home. The most recent was Sunday afternoon around 5pm in Gladstone of Southeast Nelson County. Julie and William Gunter along with their family lost everything.

Photo courtesy of Katie Gunter Franklin : Family & friends help remove a baby bed made by the grandfather of Julie Gunter. It was one of the things they were able to recover from the fire. [4]

Photo courtesy of Katie Gunter Franklin : Family & friends help remove a baby bed made by the grandfather of Julie Gunter. It was one of the things they were able to recover from the fire.

“It’s just so devastating. The lost everything but a few things her grandfather had given Julie. They lost pets, lots of them. Including three adult dogs, puppies and more,” Katie Gunter Franklin, a cousin, told us.

Katie says a man passing by noticed the fire and kicked out a window freeing some of the animals. No one was home at the time.

Photo By Katie Gunter Franklin : This passage from a family bible was salvaged from the fire in Gladstone - Sunday - July 17, 2016 [5]

Photo By Katie Gunter Franklin : This passage from a family bible was salvaged from the fire in Gladstone – Sunday – July 17, 2016

Above is a specific list with needs for the family. [6]

Above is a specific list with needs for the family. Click to enlarge.

Here are their sizes

Cari (girl) shoe 4, shirt 10, pants 10/12

Jacob & Grayson (boys) shoe 7, boys shirt large, pants 12 slim and 12 reg

Zach (boy) 9.5 shoe large shirt 14/16 pants

Boo (boy) shoe 10, pants 16 and shirt medium

Brittany (teenage girl) shoe 7, pants 5 and shirt s

Mom Julie shoe 7.5 shirt m/l pants 12/14

Dad William shoe 11 shirt l/xl pants 36/38


Photo courtesy of Julie Gunter : Above Julie and family. They lost everything in a fire that gutted their home over the weekend.

Family needs are very preliminary but we wanted to get help started to them as quickly as possible.

We are working to find out where people can drop off items the family needs.