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Fire Victims Homeless As Of Wednesday

Kangichy Welle Kangichy Welle

By Beth Hillyer

AIEA (KHNL) -- The Red Cross can't provide unlimited shelter for displaced families. Still the agency's outreach workers are looking for long term solutions. The family is hoping you can help. Some of the 16 displaced children splash around in the hotel pool getting to be kids again for a minute. The six families shared this Salt Lake home destroyed by fire last Wednesday. Four-year-old John Rex Ceasar didn't escape. Ever since the fire, the Red Cross coordinated rooms for all 31 family members.

"Last night when they called, they said they are willing to extend for another day which should put us Wednesday at 11 o'clock which we are grateful for," said Family Spokesman, Kangichy Welle.

The deadline is just two days away.

"We will continue to search for support and search for place where they be willing to take lots of home occupants as we have, explained Welle."

The six families don't want to split up since they need each other now more than ever.

They are grateful for everyone's support this past week. "We get calls from U.S. mainland, calls from neighbor islands, from Guam, Chuk, just giving us good encouragement, It's really good for the mother of the late John."

You can help the family offset burial expenses by contributing to a memorial fund for John Rex Ceasar at any Bank of Hawaii.

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