I am bringing an update of the Wickie Knight house fire story to our readers, to offer hope and inspiration to others who suffer through fires or other mishaps.
Imagine this: One night your home catches on fire, and in just a matter of minutes you find everything you own destroyed, although you are blessed that you and your family got out alive. Sadly, Christmas is right around the corner and there are eleven people, five adults and six children, who are facing the holidays after this devastating loss.
Pastor Johnny Beaver, of the Calvary Baptist Church in Lafayette, works for Triple A in Hendersonville, and after hearing about the Knight fire on November 19, he talked to his boss, Manager Angie Ragan. Triple A, along with the Cornhusker’s Foundation, decided to share in the spirit of giving during this holiday season, with Wickie and his family.
Last Friday afternoon, Manager Angie Ragan and employees Don Clark, Dustin Deason, and Johnny Beaver came to Lafayette bearing gifts for the family, who are currently residing on Fishburn Road.
“My family lost everything in Hurricane Katrina,” Pastor Beavers told the children Friday afternoon, who happily greated the Triple A folks when they arrived. “I know how devastating a tragedy like this is, and I know how you are all feeling. We made it through with the help of many wonderful people and your family will recover from this too.”
“The Lord is going to bless you beyond anything you could ever imagine,” continued Johnny. “God is good to all of us and even when he takes things away, he blesses us when he gives back. I pray that the Lord blesses each of you and meets all your needs. We are all glad at Triple A that we were allowed to come here today and were able to share with your family.”
Manager Angie Ragan said, “After Johnny Beavers told us about the Knight family losing everything in a fire, we decided to help them out and we are really happy to be in Lafayette today.”
According to Chief Keith Scruggs, the American Red Cross, Macon Helps, and many local individuals have poured their hearts to the Knight family. “Macon County has reached out to Wickie’s family to help them on the road to recovery after the fire that destroyed their home on November 19,” said Chief Scruggs.