But this year Santa came twice.
"I've had several donations. The Arnold family is one of them made a pretty good donation to Sadie and myself," said Rebecca Tanner. "Anytime one person loses a home it's devastating, but when you get 12 all together that's rough," said Edgell. The Red Cross is assisting with shelter, and providing food, but they haven't done it alone. "Just for a small town I'm impressed they have really helped their community out," said Edgell. All day community members have been dropping off clothes, toys, microwaves, and also made sure Sadie still had a very special party for her 4th birthday. She was really tickled to death over it," said Edgell. "The community basically put it on for her and it touches my heart.It's amazing they gave her a good birthday," said Rebecca Tanner.
A day that could've been remembered as a tragedy for Sadie and her family, could now be remembered as a day when fellowship and charity triumphed the fire.
Nine Red Cross volunteers helped out today. The Red Cross is accepting donations at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Calhoun starting tomorrow morning.