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Community teams up to help local family burned in fire

Updated: Monday, October 28 2013, 11:35 AM CDT
Written by Ewa Roman (

On the Middletown Area Middle School football field, number 55 is on the minds of many playersand those attending the game. That's Gage's number. He wasn't able to play Sunday, because he and two other siblings were burned in a fire at their house early Saturday morning. That's according to a fundraising website set up for the family.

Nurses at Lehigh Valley's Burn Center say their parents, George and Heather Radabaugh are in critical condition.

The fire destroyed the Radabaugh home on South Union and Pike Streets in Middletown. They lost everything. As they lay in the hospital,  their friends are working, doing everything they can to help them by making bracelets, collecting clothes, blankets and more.

     " We all know them. They're great people, very tight-nit family and they do a lot for the community. So we just wanted to give back to them," said Chrissi Rinesmith, family friend.

    They were able to raise close to one-thousand dollars with Sunday's fund-raiser. But it won't stop there. Family friend Chrissi and others have many more events scheduled soon.

     " We just want to let the Radabaugh family know, we love you very much. You have done so much for the community. We're all friends, we will help you out as much as we can. We know it's a long road, but anything we can do to help," said Chrissi.

     Click on the links below to donate and learn how to help this family:!/pages/Rally-For-The-Radabaughs/238523239639162

     Upcoming Event: Rally for the Radabaugh Family
     Saturday, November 2, 2013
     Come to the Blue Room and have lunch or dinner and a percentage of all food sales for the day will be donated to the Radabaugh family.
     They will also be accepting donations of money, gift cards, personal care items, blankets, coats and clothing.
     Community teams up to help local family burned in fire

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