It was a special day which turned tragic for a local family.The Pattersons who recently obtained custody of their three grandchildren were with them at the Shop With a Cop Event, when a fire broke out and heavily damaged their home.

According to officials they lost everything but the gifts the children purchased at the Shop With a Cop. Now there is an effort underway to help this family during their difficult time. If you have donations; such as clothes, shoes, toys, etc.

You can bring them to Texarkana Arkansas City Hall c/o Charlotte Hartwell during regular business hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and she will make sure the donations get to the family.

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