Family Trying to Move Forward After Fire

by Emily Baird on March 23, 2010 at 6:50 am

The memories of what happened last week are still fresh in the minds of one Zanesville family.

Michael and Annie Duling lost their 1025 Ohio Street home to a fire. They have received some aide from the Muskingum Valley Red Cross, their landlord, and their church and are staying at a local inn with their six kids, including a special needs child.

"It’s important for us to be together because this is our family. It’s really hard that this happened, but we want to stay together, " says Michael.

Annie says her kids are worried about where they are going to live next.

"We’re just really tired and fatigued. Just any resources or help, we’re trying to figure out every day. We’re trying just what is out there and trying to be directed into those avenues. It’s still all overwhelming as if it happened yesterday," says Annie.

The family is looking at a small townhouse in Troon Crossing so they won’t have to stay at the Salvation Army’s Shelter.

If you would like to help the family, Annie’s aunt has set up an account for the family at the Woodforest National Bank, located at the South Zanesville Walmart.