The victim of a 2011 Spring City house fire is back on her
feet, and she is inviting the community to celebrate with an open house on Oct.
Donna Hirst’s home was unlivable after a March 2011 fire that ripped through her duplex on Bridge Street in Spring City; on Oct. 19, the community that helped her get back on her feet is invited to her newly-refurbished home from 1 p.m.-6 p.m..
“In appreciation and gratefulness to everyone involved that helped me restore my home I am hoping you will stop by so you can see how much you have blessed me,” said Hirst in an invitation.
Hirst was displaced from her home, located at 123 Bridge Street, for just over two years; she returned on March 28, 2013. The community rallied around both families by collecting items ad holding fundraising events for both families.
“Throughout the completion of the restoration, everyone who came was very eager and happy,” Hirst said. “They were thanking me for allowing them to come and help — I really felt the love, genuine car, an compassion through all the hard work, smiling faces and fellowship.”
Hirst specifically thanked God Works, Vanguard, Siemens Solutions, F. Prizers, Liquid Hub, Methodist Churches of Malvern and Paoli, Grace Assembly of God, Pastor and Nina Mason, Hirst’s neighbors, and the community of Spring City.
“If it wee not for all the hard work, time dedication, generous donations and prayers, I would not be able to live in my home today,” Hirst said.