Donations sought for boy killed in Lima fire


By Sam Shriver - sshriver@limanews.com



Lima City 6th Ward Councilman Derry Glenn addresses the media during a press conference to raise money for local fire victims on Wednesday. The tragic death of a 14-year-old killed in the arson fire has left his mother devastated and facing the cost of a funeral. On the left, is Rev. Calvin Montgomery  who will handle donations for the fire victims family. Craig J. Orosz | The Lima News

Lima City 6th Ward Councilman Derry Glenn addresses the media during a press conference to raise money for local fire victims on Wednesday. The tragic death of a 14-year-old killed in the arson fire has left his mother devastated and facing the cost of a funeral. On the left, is Rev. Calvin Montgomery who will handle donations for the fire victims family. Craig J. Orosz | The Lima News


LIMA — A Lima family is having financial difficulties after a fire Saturday morning destroyed the duplex they were staying in in the 100 block of West Circular Street.

In the fire, a family member, 14-year-old Michael Gillyard-Fernandez, died, and Jervon Fernandez-Wesley, 18, was arrested on an arson charge.

Donations to help defray the cost of the funeral can be dropped off at Jones-Clark Funeral Home in Lima. They’ll be taking donations through Aug. 28. Canisters will also be placed throughout the community.

Lima City 6th Ward Councilman Derry Glenn addresses the media during a press conference to raise money for local fire victims on Wednesday. The tragic death of a 14-year-old killed in the arson fire has left his mother devastated and facing the cost of a funeral. On the left, is Rev. Calvin Montgomery who will handle donations for the fire victims family. Craig J. Orosz | The Lima News
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/08/web1_Derry-Glenn.jpgLima City 6th Ward Councilman Derry Glenn addresses the media during a press conference to raise money for local fire victims on Wednesday. The tragic death of a 14-year-old killed in the arson fire has left his mother devastated and facing the cost of a funeral. On the left, is Rev. Calvin Montgomery who will handle donations for the fire victims family. Craig J. Orosz | The Lima News

By Sam Shriver

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