The City of Harker Heights Fire Department is asking for the public's help for a displaced family that suffered a series of tragic events recently. They've teamed up with the Harker Heights Lions Club, the Missing Piece Car Club, and the Salvation Army to assist the family in obtaining the basic necessities and we have details on how you can help.

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According to a press release from the Harker Heights Fire Department, on April 13th, firefighters responded to a house fire at 108 N. Ann Blvd. where just minutes prior, the  Mr. Lloyd Matthews and his family were notified of a medical emergency and in their haste to respond, left food cooking on the kitchen stove which caused  significant damage to their home and belongings.

I spoke with Mr.Matthews this morning on the phone and he informed me that the medical emergency he was responding to was at a nearby nursing home where his father was being taken care of. His father passed away just 30 minutes prior to the Matthews family losing everything in the fire where his wife and their two children lived.

The Harker Heights Lions Club has set up an account at the First State Bank located at 661 W. Central TX Expressway, to receive monetary donations. Those wishing to donate household items, clothing or toys for the children, need to take the contributions to the Salvation Army warehouse, located at 1306 E. Rancier Ave. in Killeen. The Missing Piece Car Club will be hosting a car wash to help raise funds for The Matthews Family as well, we'll keep you updated on the exact date and time. If you can find it in our heart to give what you can, please do!