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Firefighter Ministry, others assisting family displaced in Bridgeport fire

May 18, 2019

Local agencies are assisting a Bridgeport family displaced after a fire earlier last week.

A woman and her three children have been staying at a Bridgeport hotel after a fire on May 8, Carissa Smith of Firefighter Ministry told the Star-Herald. Smith said that the woman’s rental home and the family has been displaced until repairs can be made.

Smith said that the Firefighter Ministry has provided funding for lodging.

Taco John’s in Gering has also done a fundraiser for the family and reports indicate the American Red Cross has also been contacted to provide assistance.

Monetary donations can be made to Firefighter Ministry and designated for the family or can be designated for the organization’s overall effort of assisting people impacted by fires or other disasters.

To date, the Firefighter Ministry has assisted with 15 fires, three more than at the same time last year, Smith Said.

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