Holley Rotary donates to help family that lost house in fire last week

By Kristina Gabalski, Correspondent Posted 5 December 2017 at 2:29 pm

Photo by Kristina Gabalski: Marge Dale, left, accepts a $2,000 check from the Holley Rotary Club. Rotarian Krista Wiley-Neale presented the money this morning.

HOLLEY – Marge Dale says she knows the goodness of the Holley community, but she never realized just how generous and caring her neighbors can be until now.

“We are so grateful for the outpouring of support,” Dale said Tuesday morning at the Holley Community Free Library where Holley Rotarian Krista Wiley-Neale presented her with a $2,000 gift check from the Holley Rotary.

Marge and her husband, Jim Dale, lost their home, all their possessions, and one of their dogs in a fire at their home on Fancher Road on Nov. 28.

“You never know what’s going to happen when you leave for work in the morning,” Marge Dale said.

The Dales are staying with family while the extent of their loss begins to sink in and they contemplate the overwhelming task of starting over. Additionally, Marge lost her dad just this past weekend.

Dale said the community has responded with clothes, household items, cash and more to help them get back on their feet.

Krista Wiley-Neale said the Holley Rotary voted Monday evening to make the donation to the Dales to help them recover. She said Rotary is always looking to help those in the community.  The donation to the Dales is in advance of the Rotary’s February fundraising spaghetti dinner.

Those interested in helping the Dales can go to the Holley Rotary Facebook page for additional information or contact Early Sunrise Realty in Holley. There is also a GoFundMe set up. Click here for more information.

Photo by Tom Rivers: The fire on Nov. 28 spewed smoke on Fancher Road.

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