Family searches for options after trailer fire

By: Amy Lipman Email
By: Amy Lipman Email

MACK, Colo. (KKCO) The family that was put out of their trailer in Mack on Monday night may not have been physically injured, but the mother said they are hurting when it comes to finding a new place to live.

"They just don't have the funding right now which is kind of nerve-racking," said Barbara Tolley, whose family was displaced by the fire.

Tolley said she's searching for options once her time living at a motel sponsored by the Red Cross expires Sunday.

She contacted the Salvation Army, but it is out of the $24,000 worth of funds dedicated to helping families with rental deposits, monthly rent and utilities.

"There's a lot of people that need help and I think they helped the most people that they can," Tolley said. "They're just out of funds right now. It's the economy that's doing it."

Salvation Army social workers said they haven't received as many donations as normal this year and until they do, they'll have to continue turning away families in need of financial assistance with living arrangements.

"if anybody's out there and they know that they can give a donation then we would love that because it would help out this family and it would help out other families that are in need as well," said Yvonne Kanocz, a social worker for Salvation Army.

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