A Crooksville family is homeless after a fire this evening.
It happened at 10871 Township Road 169.
The home suffered major damage.
The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says it will be providing food and clothing to homeowners Frank and Deborah Tucker along with their 16-year-old son. The organization says all three plan to stay with family in the area.
Conditions this time of year are prime for severe weather, and some of those severe storms can be capable of producing tornados. Tornados can develop so quickly and are extremely powerful.
"Tornadoes not only will kill you but create enough utter devastation. Your stuff can be in the next county. Your house can be in your neighbor's yard. It's very traumatic seeing everything you own destroyed in a matter of 30 seconds, much different than a flood and much different than a fire...
The Muskingum Valley Red Cross has sold all 300 of its tickets to the "Power of the Purse" event. It takes place this Saturday night at the Ohio University-Zanesville/Zane State Campus Center.
"Girls just like to have fun. That's all there is to it. It's a great night out. It's truly a lady's night out. It's good food, good companionship, and a chance to get purses. That's every woman's dream of a night out, "...
A fire Monday evening in Shawnee leaves a family homeless.
Crews were dispatched to the scene at 6387 Miner Street shortly before 5:30 p.m. Keith Groves and Nancy Massey lived in the home. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is providing funding to go shopping for clothes and food. The Red Cross also is providing temporary lodging for the family.
There are a number of local families who are homeless and trying to pick up the pieces of their lives after fires have destroyed their homes.
The Muskingum Valley Red Cross has dealt with four blazes just in the past week.
"It does seem like they come in rashes. It couldn't be at a more horrible time of year for us. Our disaster relief fund is low, and the fires just keep increasing, " says Keely Warden of the Red Cross.