Neighbours indeed for family in need!
A disc jockey veteran of 30 years at a local station in Huntington, W. Virginia has experienced a catastrophe. Last month his house burned down as the result of a car crashing into the residence. He and his wife had no homeowners insurance, and no funds. Gary “Music” Miller had lost his job in 2009, and he and his wife have been experiencing health and financial problems ever since. The community has come to their rescue.
Housing Provided by a Caring Community
Since the fire, the couple’s housing has been provided by the local Best Western Motel; the radio station, WKEE-FM, where Miller had worked for 30 years; and a kind-hearted listener. A childhood classmate has come forward to offer a small rental home to the Millers.
Bingo Fundraiser at The Bank
A charity bingo and benefit fund have been set up for the Millers at a local bank. The fund holds $100 at present, and the Millers are hoping for a large turnout at the bingo event. Radio Station WKEE hosted another charity bingo event at Redmond Bingo on June 12, the date of the Millers’ 31st wedding anniversary. The station promoted the bingo night on the air. All proceeds have been placed in the benefit fund account. With housing provided, the fund will be used for refurbishing as much of the fire-damaged furniture as possible. It will also be needed for making necessary repairs on the rental home that the couple will be occupying, as well as for the purchase of any further furniture necessary.
It seems that with a little help from their friends, the Millers are on the road to OKAY.