Ryan and Alisha Poage, formerly of Monett, lost their home in rural Aurora to fire on Jan. 4. The couple and their three children, ages 7, 9 and 10, escaped without injury but lost everything in the home and their family dog.
The family is temporarily staying with family members until other arrangements can be made.
A fund is being set up at Community National Bank and contributions can be made in the family's name at the Monett and Aurora banks branches. Those wishing to make material contributions such as household goods or clothes can call 417-393-9044.