Local restaurant collecting donations for multiple families affected by triplex fire in Liberty

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NORTH LIMA, Ohio (WKBN) – A local restaurant is helping raise money and collect donations for two families struck by tragedy during Friday morning’s house fire in Liberty.

Five Branches Smokehouse in North Lima is collecting donations. The dad with two children in critical condition is the head cook at the restaurant.

Here is a list of items they are asking for:

  • Size 2 and 7 diapers
  • 4T to 5T Pull Ups
  • Size 12 month old boy clothes
  • Size 4T (girl) through 6T (boy) clothes
  • Large and XL t-shirts, shorts and sweatpants
  • Various toiletries
  • Similac Alimentum formula
  • Bouncy Chairs

They are also collecting monetary donations.

“We’re looking for donations because they are completely rebuilding, food and clothes, especially clothes right now,” said Amber Durfy, restaurant manager. “Chairs and high chairs, just the basic necessities to start.”

Durfy described how the whole team at Five Branches Smokehouse sprang into action immediately to help their coworker and family in their time of need.

“Anybody who comes here to Five Branches, everybody knows him and he comes around shaking people’s hands. He asks them how their food is. He is just a pillar of this area and we’re trying to do the most we can to help them out,” Durfy said.

If you are willing and able to donate, you can drop off items or money at Five Branches Smokehouse located at 10826 Market Street in North Lima.

The business asks that people drop off donations during operating hours.

If you have any questions, you can call the restaurant at (234) 759-3483.

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