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WKU, Warren County Communities Rally to Help Family that Lost Child, Home in Fire

The WKU campus community is rallying to support an employee who lost a grandson in a Bowling Green mobile home fire this week.

The fire broke out early Tuesday morning at the home of the WKU employee's daughter. Four family members and another male inside the home were able to escape, but 7-year-old Ethan Miller couldn't be rescued.

"There are two younger children. Any kind of clothing, any kind of kitchen items. They don't have any pots, pans, dishes, or anything like that,” said Jodi Southerland, with WKU Facilities Management. Southerland is helping spearhead an effort to get items donated to the Miller family.  

Southerland says other items that could make a difference are living room and kitchen furniture, towels, and linens. A fund for the Miller family has been set up at Monticello Banking Company on Wilkinson Trace in Bowling Green. Donations can be made to the Charles Miller Family Fund.

Here is a list of items that could help the Miller family:

All types of household items, including furniture (living room, kitchen table / chairs, 2 adult bedrooms and 2 children’s bedroom type items), linens, small appliances, etc. 

Clothing in the following sizes:

Mother: XL shirt, 14 jean / pant, 7 Shoe 
Father: 2XL Shirt,40Wx38L jean /pant,11.5 Shoe
Grandfather (Lived with this family): 3XL Shirt, 52Wx38L Jean / pant,13 Shoe 
Boy: 2-3 Toddler, Size 7 shoe 
Boy: 4-5 Toddler, Size 11 shoe

If you're interested in donating items to help the Miller family, please email Jodi Southerland at this address.

Kevin is the News Director at WKU Public Radio. He has been with the station since 1999, and was previously the Assistant News Director, and also served as local host of Morning Edition.
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