Boost Mobile Collects Supplies for Lashmeet House Fire Victims

PRINCETON, W.Va (WOAY) – On Thursday morning, a family in Lashmeet lost everything after a brush fire engulfed their home. 

On Friday, Boost Mobile in Princeton started collecting supplies for the family. The mobile store had planned on a customer appreciation day but when they found out about the family, they felt the need to lend a helping hand. In just a couple of hours, the response from the community was great. 

“And I think that this has also made a lot of us realize that this could have been any of us this morning or yesterday that woke up or came home to absolutely nothing,” Mary Midkiff, a sales representative for Boost, said. “And i wouldn’t wish that on anyone. Couldn’t imagine even my own children saying, ‘Mom, where’s my toys? Or where’s this picture? Or where’s this or that?’ So I really think that this has hit the community.” 

Boost Mobile will continue collecting supplies for the family for the next week. 

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Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.