The Van Wert Fire Department was called to a house fire at 518 Burt Street after 2 p.m. on Wednesday. (DHI Media/Kirsten Barnhart)
The Van Wert Fire Department was called to a house fire at 518 Burt Street after 2 p.m. on Wednesday. (DHI Media/Kirsten Barnhart)

VAN WERT – The Van Wert Fire Department was called to a house fire at 518 Burt St. after 2 p.m. on Wednesday. The Van Wert County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Salvation Army are teaming up to raise support for the victim of the fire.

While the occupant made it out of the home safely, the house was a total loss.

After meeting with the victim, it was determined that the following help is needed by the community:

All household items are needed.

Women’s clothing:

Pants: XL

Shirt: XL/1X

Shoe: 7

Coat: XL/1X

Clothing and other household donations can be dropped off to the Salvation Army Thrift Store, 1116 S. Washington St. in Van Wert. Use the name “Clay” to ensure the donation goes to the fire victim. Monetary donations can be dropped off or sent to Van Wert County Foundation/CERT, 138 E. Main St. in Van Wert.

Donations will be accepted through Dec. 14. Those with any questions can call the EMA office at 419-238-1300.

CERT is a United Way agency.