MAURICEVILLE - The Mauriceville community wants to help a family that was displaced by a massive house fire on River Oaks Circle.
Lacie Richard is one woman who's collecting donated clothes for the Johnson family’s three kids.
The family was staying in a travel trailer next to their home while they were rebuilding after Tropical Storm Harvey.
Grant Johnson tells 12 News he was the only member of his family that was inside the trailer when the fire started. He escaped without any injuries.
Lacie Richard, says she knew the mother, Christina Johnson from her time at Mauriceville Junior High and Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School.
"They woke up and don't have anything so, I've always been taught to help others if someone's in need, you help them," Richard said.
Richard is collecting donated clothes for Johnson’s three kids, 10-year-old Cayton, 6-year-old Zayton and 3-year-old Farrah Lynn.
Christina Johnson says they are thankful for the firefighter’s quick response and for the Red Cross assisting them in this time of need.
Matt Manshack with Orange County ESD 4 says no cause for the fire could be determined due to the extensive damage.
Despite that damage, Richard is ready to help give back to a family who will have to wait longer to return home.
"I will be going and buying presents and hopefully wrapping them and bringing them to the kids because no kid wants to wake up on Christmas morning and not have anything," Richard said.
The Johnson family says they will be staying with family before they get a new trailer.
Anyone interested in donating clothes can contact Richard at Lacie_leigh23@yahoo.com.
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