GREENWICH, N.Y. — Almost a week ago a deadly fire devastated the Jackson home of police officer Lance Barber, who says he and his family are out of a motel thanks to his community.
Cambridge-Greenwich Officer Lance Barber says he was in his police car when he heard the call of a fire on 4 Lauderdale Loop in Jackson, his childhood home.
The 24-year old says the home he shared with his son Bentley, and two younger brothers is a total loss. His faithful dog spike and his son’s cat perished in the flames.
The community has been incredible according to the veteran. Not only has someone offered up a rental home to his family until rebuilding can take place, but with donations of furniture, clothing, even toys for his son, he feels beyond blessed.
“Words cannot begin to describe how grateful I am for this community, how grateful my family is for the community,” he said.
Barber says his law enforcement and military family have been integral in getting through. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
There are several ways to make donations to Officer Barber and his family:
- All Glens Falls National Bank locations in Washington County are accepting donations under the name Lance Barber.
- Others wishing to donate online can do so through PayPal using the email address ForLanceB@msn.com.
- Any other donations can be left at the Cambridge-Greenwich Police Department offices at 56 North Park St., Cambridge, or 6 Academy St., in the village of Greenwich.