Friends help Crisp County family after home catches fire

Friends help Crisp County family after home catches fire

CRISP CO., GA (WALB) - Friends are helping a Crisp County family get back on their feet after their home went up in flames.

The Sherwood family is leaning on each other for support after heavy flames destroyed their mobile home on Rockhouse Road a week ago.

Nineteen year old Brandi Sherwood is 8 months pregnant and woke up from her sleep to save her family.

"I heard the alarm go off, I looked out the door and I got my mom up. I ran instantly into my grandpa's room, who is David White and has Dementia. Then, I ran out to the couch and got my father up, called him three times," Brandi Sherwood, fire victim.

The Sherwood's lost everything in the home, including their guinea pig, Akira Sierra.

" It's a little emotional. I cry everyday over it because of my stuff."

The family is in need of beds, kitchen appliances a car and other household items. They also need baby items for Brandi who is expecting a baby boy.

"We lost bottles and a crib that isn't salvageable," said Sherwood.

"No one deserves to lose their home in a tragedy like this," Jennifer Neal, Brandi's best friend.

Brandi's friend Jennifer Neal is helping the family receive donations, using social media and reaching out to volunteers in the community.

"Anything that they need and I can do it, I'm right there for them," said Neal.

"We just want to thank the Crisp County Sheriff's Department, the Fire Department and everybody that's been really supportive of us," said Sherwood.

The Sherwoods are currently staying in a hotel. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

To find out how you can donate to the family call Jennifer Neal at 229-322-0510 or the Sherwood family at 229-406-5536.

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