Single mother of three seeks help following Crestview fire

Housefire Jennifer Pierce

"People need to know that there are good people out there — not everybody's bad," Jennifer Pierce, pictured with her children, Robert, Jaden and Trista, says. The community's contributions following an April 15 house fire spurred this realization, she said. Anyone wishing to help the family replace household items can call Jennifer at 850-307-7278.

Published: Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 03:57 PM.

Jennifer Pierce says she's counting her blessings.

A Tuesday evening fire and its aftermath destroyed a two-story rental home she shared with her children, Robert, 11; Trista, 9; and Jaden, 8.

Still, "I'm just so thankful that me and my kids are out and we're all safe," she said Friday.

Jennifer's children and some neighborhood kids were in the living room when she decided to make a quick run to a neighbor's house to load laundry since her machines were broken.

Before leaving the townhouse, located in the Crape Myrtle Townhomes complex on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, she said she set the stove to cook hot dogs, baked beans and french fries.

She returned to find the home ablaze.  

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