One Man Gives a Helping Hand

1 decade 2 years 11 months ago Saturday, December 09 2006 Dec 9, 2006 Saturday, December 09, 2006 9:18:22 PM CST December 09, 2006 in News

And all that help comes in the form of one man, one man who's made it his mission to make last week's house fire disappear.

The snow is melting at the Sexton household just east of Macon. It's not only melting outside but also inside.

"We just got the house pretty much paid for and this stuff happens."

A fire destroyed parts of the house during last week's snowstorm, opening up a gaping hole in the ceiling, destroying almost everything.

"Just lost a lot of stuff. There' s no way to rebuild the house, so we're going to have to tear it down or rebuild or something eventually," said homeowner Michael Sexton.

Although the house is a goner, a savior came along in the form of Phillip Bailey, a Columbia man who has dedicated his time to help the Sextons rebuild.

"I wanted to make sure that their children had a place to sleep and wasn't on the floor and stuff," he said.

Bailey collected things like new clothes and new furniture for the family who has now relocated to a rental home, one they won't be able to keep much longer. But despite that housing worry, Bailey managed to keep the Sexton's holiday spirit alive.

Bailey has paid for everything thus far and really would like some assistance. The family still really could use some donations so anything is welcome. Bailey says with his pick-up truck, hauling anything is possible.

If you would like to make a monetary donation, you can send checks to Phillip Bailey at 1920 Harmony Street, Columbia MO, 65203. If you would like for him to pick something up, you can contact him at (573) 445-4845.

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