Tuesday, December 1, 2009

4-H Family House Fire

A Greensboro 4-H Family lost everything in a house fire on Sunday, November 22. Below is an excerpt from the newspaper about the tragedy.

Please keep this 4-H family in your thoughts as they go through the re-building their lives and their home. Carolyn Ivey, Guilford County 4-H leader, is coordinating collecting items for this family. Carolyn Ivey,, 5118 Smith Dairy Road, Gibsonville NC 27249.

The Kline Family needs everything. If you would like to send a monetary donation, please make checks payable to Northeast McLeansville 4-H Club and send to address above in care of: Carolyn Ivey. If you would like to donate household or personal items, they may be dropped off at the Guilford County Extension Office, 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro.

Please contact Pam Marshall, Shannon Wiley, or Peggie Lewis at
336.375.5876 for drop off arrangements.
Thank You for your Kindness in this time of need!

Fire destroys home, kills family's pets By Angela Evans

An Elon family was at church in Greensboro on Sunday when a fire destroyed their home in Elon. The family returned to find their home and its contents destroyed, and family pets killed by fire. Jonathan Kline, 37, of 998 Milesville Road, told Fire Marshal Vernon Massengill that he and his family left home about 9:30 a.m. to go to church in Greensboro.

The fire was reported about 2:40 p.m., and neighbors later contacted Kline.
Kline told The Messenger that neighbors said the fire consumed his house in just 15 minutes. "The firefighters did a great job putting it out," Kline said. "It's just unfortunate that it's an old house and once it hits those timbers, it's going to burn quickly." Kline, who has been living in the home just over two years with his wife Heather, 34, son Jacob, 9, and daughter Sarah, 11, said the wood-frame structure was nearly 100 years old.
The family of four lost their 12-year-old house cat in the fire, along with their son Jacob's goldfish and 51 chicks

The Caswell County Sheriff's Office contacted the American Red Cross to assist the family, who are staying at Days Inn in Yanceyville until they make other arrangements.

The Klines are in need of clothing and shoes, and wear the following sizes:

Jacob, clothing size 10, shoe size 3

Sarah, clothing size 12, womens shoes size 5

Jonathan, medium shirt, 32 waist, shoe size 11

Heather, clothing size 10, shoe size 7

"I want to thank the community for their help during this difficult time," Kline said.

If you have items you would like to donate we will collect them at the Alleghany County Office through Wednesday, December 16th and deliver them. For more information contact Amy 336-372-5597 or

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