Locals coordinating relief efforts for Rotenizer family

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Local citizens and businesses are putting together efforts to help a Carroll County family of five that lost their home Monday night in a fire.

The fire took place late Monday night on Beasley Hill Road in Carroll County. While details were unavailable as of press time from the Hillsville Fire Department, the home was believed to be a total loss. The home belonged to Angela and Jamie Rotenizer of Carroll County. They have three children, a 12-year-old boy, a 15-year-old daughter and a 17-year old son. All three are students in Carroll County schools.

The American Red Cross provided disaster relief assistance Monday night to help provide the family with financial assistance to help with meals and clothing. Others have stepped in to try to help the family.

Gretchen Lawson said the Zumba class at the Carroll Wellness Center is getting together to set up a drop-off point at the Hillsville facility for donations of clothes and any household items the family can use.

“From what I understand, they don’t have insurance on the home other than mortgage insurance. They lost about everything,” Lawson said. “So there will be a drop-off at the Carroll Wellness Center and we will get those items to Angel and her family.”

According to family members, clothing sizes are as follows : Jamie – 34/32 pants, large/extra large shirts, size 13 shoes; Angela – size 8 shoes, size 10 clothes; the daughter – size 3-4 juniors clothes, size 8 shoes; the oldest boy – med/large shirts, 30-31/32 pants, 11 shoes; the youngest boy – size 8 shoes, size 14 boys’ clothes.

Lawson said anyone with questions about donating or what items are needed can call her at 728-6959. She said her husband’s company, Servpro of Pilot Mountain, N.C., will also be trying to salvage anything from inside the home that can be saved from smoke and/or water damage. She said the Zumba class is also in the early stages of putting together a benefit to raise money for the family.

Angela’s sister, Liz, can also be reached at 733-8368 to arrange to pick up items for the family.

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