HURRICANE — After a fire destroyed their home, car, truck and a recently purchased travel trailer Wednesday, the community is stepping up to help David and Tia Clay.
The fire broke out in the garage of the Clay’s Hurricane home, located at 467 N. 230 West, destroying the home and damaging two others.
The Clays, who have two children under 3 years old and one more on the way, had recently moved into the home, friend and former neighbor Jen Stafford said.
“They are really wonderful people,” Stafford said. “Someone who is pregnant should not have to go through this, let alone, no one should have their house destroyed.”
Since the travel trailer was recently purchased there was no insurance on it, she said.
The timing of the fire is ugly, Stafford said, as she recalled the Clay’s move within the last couple months.
Stafford, who’s young son has cancer, said she knows what it’s like to receive help and aid from people.
She said the Clays had been great neighbors and friends to her over the past six years and said she had to do something to help. Stafford set up an account at Mountain America Credit Union for donations for the Clay family.
“I felt I had to give back,” Stafford said. “They are such good people and they need this.”
Friend and tenant of the Clays, Derek Visser, said the Clays are very deserving as they have always been giving to others.
“As I rent from them they have always brought me something for my birthday or anniversary,” Visser said. “I’ve just been renting, but they are giving and like that to everyone.”
Since the fire, Visser said the Clays have been staying with nearby family.
- Visser created a GoFundMe page for the family with the goal of $5,000. A total of $1,635 has been raised in three days for the family
- To donate to the family’s Mountain American Credit Union account, created by Stafford, a donation can be given at any Mountain America Credit Union in the U.S. by mentioning David and Tia Clay or by referencing the account number 10037133
Ed. note: SaintGeorgeUtah.com LLC has not verified the information provided in connection with the fundraising accounts referred to in this report and does not assure any disposition will be applied for the benefit of the persons named as beneficiaries. Those considering contributions are advised to consult with their own professionals and to proceed at their own risk.
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