A community grieved Friday after a fast-moving house fire claimed the lives of two young sisters and destroyed their family’s home on a hillside outside Myersville.
Neighbors on the cul-de-sac at the end of Highland Avenue said they were deeply saddened by the deaths of the two little girls, Sophie Paige Lillard, 6, and Madigan Grace Lillard, 3. The fun-loving sisters had beautiful smiles and a zest for life, friends said.
The FNP article also lists a bunch of ways to help:
Local groups organize donations for Myersville family
The Creative Children’s Center in Myersville at 603 Main St. is accepting any and all donations from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Donation points have been set up at Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch, Candlelight Floral Designs, Monocacy Valley Montessori and Carroll Creek Montessori schools for jackets, clothing, personal care, home goods, toys and gift cards, according to Emily Mills, who is organizing assistance for the family.
Sizes for the family are as follows:
Mother: XL-XXL 18/20 clothes, size 10 shoes
Father: clothing in M, L, XL sizes, 34/36 x 32/34 size pants; size 9.5 shoes
8-year-old girl: size 7-8 clothes, big kids size 2 shoes; prefers unisex clothing
6-month-old girl: size 3-9 month clothes
A fundraiser for the Lillard family will be held from 4 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Chick-fil-A, 5501 Urbana Pike in Frederick. Twenty-five percent of proceeds will be donated to the family. A donation box will be set up at the restaurant for those who would like to donate items to the family.
Frederick County Bank has set up a fund under Lillard Family Recovery Fund for the family. Any branch can accept donations in cash or check.
The Fit For Life Boot Camp has started a website to raise funds for the family at giveforward.com. As of 8:40 a.m. Saturday, more than $18,000 has been raised.
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