Tuscaloosa comes together, aids family in time of need


By WVUA 23 News Reporter Aajene Robinson

A local mother of two with another on the way is counting her blessings after losing everything in a fire earlier this week.

Lachelle Davis, who is five months pregnant, said she learned her home at Timberland Apartments was on ablaze via Facebook.

“I’m just glad my kids are OK, and we are still alive,” Davis said. “Everything else can be replaced,” Davis said.

Davis and her children were not at home, but their family dog was.

Trey Lanier was driving by when he saw the fire. It’s his Facebook Live video Davis wound up seeing, and Lanier reached out to Davis in the wake of the blaze, offering her assistance during her time of need.

“I knew that she was going to need help, just by the size of the fire I knew that she was going to need help and that’s what I do,” Lanier said. “God has given me the ability to have a heart for other people and I knew that the citizens of Tuscaloosa are the type of people who will help.”

Davis and her family need any food items as well as dog food items and clothing donations.

Her daughter is a size 4-T and a 10 in toddler size shoes. Her son is a 34 in pants, medium in shirts and 8 ½ to 9 in shoes.

To help Davis and her family, you can drop off donations at West Alabama Wholesale or donate directly to Davis through Cash App, 225chelle.

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