Fire can destroy my home but not my spirit

Fire can destroy my home but not my spirit

From Joi Howard

On 3/10/13 the Owens family returned home to find a fire ravaging their home and belongings. Let's help this loving family rebuild!

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Rodger and Alease Owens have been members of the Constant Friendship community in Abington, MD for the past 18 years and homeowners on Trellis Lane. Upon returning from their church, Charity Community of God on Sunday, March 10, where Rodger is a minister and Alease a trustee, they found that a fire had devastated their home. While the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association where able to battle the flames and avoid the loss of life, the Owens’ are now faced with the task of rebuilding the home and replacing all of their personal belongings, as nothing was salvageable. (See the Belair Patch article

The Owens family has always been committed to helping others in need by being involved church members, helping those in need and welcoming foster children into their family and homes among many other things. Rodger is a longtime employee of Unilever and Alease is retired from the Baltimore City Public School System. 

I am Alease and Rodger's niece, Joi, and I am writing to ask for your support to help this family rebuild. The Constant Friendship Chick-fil-a located a mile away from the Owens' home at 408 Constant Friendship Blvd, Abingdon, MD has generously agreed to donate a portion of ALL SALES, ALL DAY from Wednesday, March 13 until Friday March 15 to the family. 

If you live in the area, please take your family to that location on Wednesday through Friday for a meal. 

Don't live close by but want to help? Please donate the (approximate) cost of a meal and all proceeds will go to the family. 

Thank you for your support!!


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