Donations needed for yard sale benefiting fatal fire family

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) -  A man and his wife face capital murder charges following a fatal fire in which his other wife, unborn child, and three other family members died.

But local businesses are turning their focus to the surviving members of that family.

"We are hosting a benefit yard sale for the family," said Jessica Joyner, a stylist at Mirabella Salon on Jordan Road.

She explains everything is welcome, from clothing to appliances.

"When we heard about the tragedy it just broke our hearts so we wanted to do something to help," said Mirabella owner Kim Griggs.

They say their community is tight-knit, and the ladies in the salon are connected with the victims, down to eight-year-old Clayton who was lost in the fire.

"My son played ball with him, was in the same grade with him," said Joyner. "Two years ago they were in the same class."

In addition to collecting items for the yard sale, they need donations to go to the surviving members of the family who also lived in the home, who lost everything.

Mirabella Salon is a drop-off point for any donations, as is Salon Simplicity on Winchester. The women also say they are willing to come to you to pick up donations.

"We just hope they feel the love and support from the community," said Griggs.

The yard sale will be on August 15th at Riverton Elementary from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.