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Perry Police Officer Needs Your Help
In his four years with Perry Police Officer Jeremy Gass has made quite an impact on the community.
“I can't think of a single person who has ever said anything bad about him. He’s just an all-around good guy,” said Perry Police Chief Brian Thomas.
Perry Police Chief Brian Thomas says Officer Gass is known for going the extra mile and helping in any way he can but now Officer Gass needs help of his own.
“He lost everything.”
Early Sunday morning Gass' home burned to the ground. His dog Mia was still inside. Officer Gass went in after the dog but could not get to her in time.
“The dog was everything to him. He's a single guy with no kids. The dog was basically like his kid.”
Officials think a space heater started the fire.
“He did have one plugged in in the house and we're assuming that's what caused it.”
Smoke and ashes are all that's left of the home.
“He needs everything just to get by. Just to start over.”
One thing did survive the flames.
“I remember them walking out with a hanger full of his police uniforms.”
Chief Thomas says the community has been great in coming to the officer's aide.
“I've had nothing but calls and texts saying where do we bring the stuff.”
But more help is needed.
“It's going to get to the point where he needs furniture and towels and just everyday things to get by. We're just hoping he gets back on his feet and gets through this.”
Gass lost all of his clothes in the fire. He needs large shirts and 34-32 pants. He wears a size 10-shoe. Donations can be dropped off at the Perry Police Department. An account has also been set up at the Exchange Bank and Trust in Perry.
Posted: Wednesday, January 2 2013, 08:51 AM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Habitat for Humanity to donate to tornado victims
June 17, 2013 20:23 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity says it will donate proceeds from sales at its Renovation Station stores in Oklahoma City to help pay for construction and repairs of homes of the May tornado victims.
Habitat said Monday that all proceeds through Aug. 31 will be donated to the project. Habitat is also soliciting donations to help rebuild or repair homes damaged by the tornadoes in the Oklahoma City metro area.
Renovation Stations are retail stores operated by Habitat for Humanity that sell new and used building supplies, material, appliances, furniture and other household items. There are two in Oklahoma City -- one in north Oklahoma City and the other on the city's southwest side.
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