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|Community Assists Displaced Family
|What started as a simple enough plea on the radio for help getting a Galesburg family displaced by a recent fire on their feet turned into a lot of good done by the community.
Listeners to Galesburg Broadcasting station FM 95 took advantage of the station's plea to help the family who's been forced out of their home in the nine-hundred block of Accommodation Drive, providing toys, diapers, and other needed items for Malissa Devore, her daughter Magen Ruebush, Magen's husband Brice, and their son Caleb. The family came to the station yesterday to pick up the donations.
Devore tells W-G-I-L between the radio help, and Register-Mail articles also seeking help, the community has really shown their love.
"We've probably had at least 50 phone calls in the last few days, it's gotten a bit slower these last couple of days, but the first two days I couldn't put my phone down. I was standing next to the phone charger on the phone because it was just, amazing."
Devore says her sister took plenty of calls as well, and in addition to toys and plenty of clothes, she says little Caleb has received plenty of diapers and other necessary supplies.
Brice Ruebush serves in the U-S Army in Afghanistan, and returned home Monday on a 12-day emergency leave to help out.
Fire crews were called to the Accommodation Drive home September 20th, and officials say the home's second floor and attic sustained the most damage, but smoke damage extended down to the first floor.
(Malissa Devore's grandson plays on a bike Tuesday at the Galesburg Broadcasting studios. The bike was just one of many items donated to help out the family that lost their home in a fire in September.)
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