Saturday, April 9, 2011

Day after Englewood house fire kills 3 children, help welcome

An update to the story where 3 children died in a house fire in Englewood. Posted about that the other day.
The fire began when one of Sims and Stacey Austin’s children, playing with a lighter in his bedroom, accidentally set his bunk bed on fire early Thursday. The fire left the couple homeless and penniless. Calahan Funeral Home on the South Side is donating its services, but that won’t cover all of the costs of the funeral.

Sims said she’ll take all the help she can get as she struggles to get through this extremely difficult time in her life.

If you want to make a donation, a fund has been set up to help the family.

Send a check to: Austin Family Fund, U.S. Bank, 815 W. 63rd St., Chicago IL. 60621. The bank manager said people who want to help may also bring in cash or drop off clothes, toys or anything else to help Sims and Austin.

Donations also may be made to Calahan Funeral Home, 7030 S. Halsted, Chicago IL. 60621.

Services for Stacey Austin Jr., 10, Joseph Austin, 4, and Dashiyah Austin, 2, are set for April 16, beginning with visitation at 9 a.m. at Alpha Temple Baptist Church, 6701 S. Emerald Ave.

A funeral service is set for 10:30 a.m. at the church.
If you want to help this family please do so.

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