Silver Lake rallies around family who lost home

Silver Lake Fire

SILVER LAKE, Kansas (AP) – The Silver Lake community is rallying around a family who lost everything in a house fire.

Heather and Greg Pearson rented the home that was destroyed Sunday night and had no insurance. The blaze destroyed the house, along with clothes, toys personal items and medical supplies for Greg Pearson, who is paralyzed.

Neighbors say that an account has been set up at the Silver Lake Bank for the Pearsons and their four children.

Friend also are organizing a drive to collect donations for the two parents and their children.

The Red Cross in Topeka is helping the family with short term needs such as with clothing, food, water and housing.

No one was seriously injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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