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Oct 15, 2014

Much Needed Assistance for Phillips Family

Six days ago, a house on McKenzie Lane in south side Belize City collapsed with a mother and her ten year old daughter inside. It is an unfortunate incident, but luckily for Dawn Phillips and her daughter, they were not injured in the early morning ordeal. It was the second time in three years that the wooden two bed room structure collapsed and following the inclement weather last week, the house went tumbling down into a pool of water. Everything was lost and the family pleaded for assistance to rebuild their lives. Today, News Five caught up with Phillips, who says that the Belize Red Cross and Mercy Kitchen have since come forward to provide assistance to the family. Phillips also informed us that on Tuesday the area representative committed to rebuild her house.

 

Dawn Phillips, Owner of Collapsed House

“Red Cross handle me. Yesterday I got things from Red Cross and then the Mercy Kitchen handle mi, come and handle me. Neighbors, friends; I got friends. And then Boots side man come and give me some things too…mattress and things, but thanks to Miss B from Red Cross and thanks to Mister Duane and the two side men weh deal with me right yesterday from Red Cross.”

 

Duane Moody

“I know you said earlier that you got some good news yesterday. Tell us about that news.”

 

Dawn Phillips

Dawn Phillips

“Yeah, well I gone by mi area representative and he tell me that ih wah handle mi with mi house by now and next month so I just need to be patient with ahn. So I know and I just pray and everybody pray fi mi and I just thanks fi everybody weh handle mi.”

 

Duane Moody

“I know you said five of you were living in the house. Everybody okay? Where is everyone staying?”

 

Dawn Phillips

“Well as I tell yo earlier, we stay by mi neighbor, noh too far from weh I live. Everybody okay, gone to school who fi go to school and mi husband gone dah work…thank god I’m still alive and talking at this moment. Thanks to god again.”

 

Duane Moody

“Is there any other assistance that you need; that anyone can help you with?”

 

Dawn Phillips

“Well to be truthful, I woulda really need some groceries and so fi weh I deh right now fi just provide me fu dah length of time.”

 

Duane Moody

“So definitely by Christmas you will have yo house?”

 

Dawn Phillips

“Yes sir, I hope by the good Lard and the Grace of God, I just hope I get mi new brand house to move in…me and my family.”

 

Phillips and her family can still be reached at 661-8597, if you would like to assist.

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