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Fire victims left homeless but strangers offer to help

Tamara Frankel and Katrina Watson are thankful for community support after losing everything in a house fire, but are still looking for somewhere to live.
Tamara Frankel and Katrina Watson are thankful for community support after losing everything in a house fire, but are still looking for somewhere to live. Sharyn O'Neill ROK160113sdenison

TAMARA Frankel and Katrina Watson might have lost everything they owned in a house fire, but they haven't lost their faith in humanity.

After fire burnt everything in their rental home in Denison St on Sunday, the girls spoke with The Morning Bulletin on Wednesday seeking assistance for accommodation and household items.

Following the story being published in the Bully yesterday, their phone was ringing constantly with offers of help from strangers.

"Realising people are trying to help is picking us up," Katrina said.

While they had received offers of some clothing and electrical items, the girls were still desperately in need of accommodation.

They were grateful for some assistance from St Vincent de Paul, which included linen, items for Tamara's two children, aged 2 and 7, and vouchers for food, and so Tamara could get fresh bandages for her burn injuries.

They had been given donations of clothing and those that didn't fit the girls were hoping to pass on to the family that were also victims of a different house fire in Rockhampton that day.

If you are able to help out please call Katrina on 0487 230 392.

Topics:  accommodation, denison st, fire, help, homeless, victims



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