Lucas Co. Sheriff, Old Newsboys offer help to family after centr - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Lucas Co. Sheriff, Old Newsboys offer help to family after central Toledo fire

Angel Rodgers with Sheriff Tharp Angel Rodgers with Sheriff Tharp
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - On Wednesday the Lucas County Sheriff and the Old Newsboys helped a central Toledo family who lost everything in a house fire last week.

When a fire destroyed Angel Rodgers' home last week, an off-duty sheriff's deputy helped rescue her 13-year-old daughter Madison, then stepped up and gave them money from his own pocket.

The Rodgers were left homeless and lacking even the essentials.

Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp was inspired by the Rodgers and Deputy Try Hill, who helped them. He says he wanted to make sure they received the help they desperately needed.

“This means that people care about us,” Madison Rodgers said.

The sheriff is a member of the Old Newsboys. He recruited the organization's help to pay for clothes, shoes and other necessities the family lost.

“I had no idea that people would actually come and find us and try and help us with clothing and, you know, housing and things that we would need,” Angel said.

“The mom is doing the best that she can do, raising her daughter and giving her daughter everything that she possibly can,” Tharp said. “This currently inspired us to help those that have really been helping themselves.”

The family had no spending limit.

Follow Toledo News Now:   

Download our app here

Copyright 2015 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Semi crash, fuel spill closes SB I-75 at I-475 split

    Semi crash, fuel spill closes SB I-75 at I-475 split

    Thursday, August 16 2018 7:40 AM EDT2018-08-16 11:40:24 GMT
    (Source: Ohgo)(Source: Ohgo)

    The jackknifed semi crashed into the median, causing a fuel spill.

    The semi is now off the roadway, but crews are still working to clean up the spill and debris from the median.

    More >>

    The jackknifed semi crashed into the median, causing a fuel spill.

    The semi is now off the roadway, but crews are still working to clean up the spill and debris from the median.

    More >>
  • Reward offered for missing McComb teen

    Reward offered for missing McComb teen

    Thursday, August 16 2018 7:17 AM EDT2018-08-16 11:17:15 GMT
    Xavier Terry (Source: WFIN)Xavier Terry (Source: WFIN)
    Xavier Terry (Source: WFIN)Xavier Terry (Source: WFIN)
    A reward is now being offered in the disappearance of a McComb teenager. Police say 16-year-old Xavier Terry was last seen July 31st.  He has a tattoo of a dagger on his left arm that reads "Layla."  It is not clear where Terry could be. Anyone with information is urged to call McComb Police Department at 419-293-3667.  Copyright 2018 WTOL. All rights reserved.More >>
    A reward is now being offered in the disappearance of a McComb teenager. Police say 16-year-old Xavier Terry was last seen July 31st.  He has a tattoo of a dagger on his left arm that reads "Layla."  It is not clear where Terry could be. Anyone with information is urged to call McComb Police Department at 419-293-3667.  Copyright 2018 WTOL. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Patrick Henry focuses on upcoming season while remembering teammates lost too soon

    Patrick Henry focuses on upcoming season while remembering teammates lost too soon

    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:38 AM EDT2018-08-16 09:38:51 GMT
    Patrick Henry focuses on upcoming season while remembering teammates lost too soon (Source: WTOL)Patrick Henry focuses on upcoming season while remembering teammates lost too soon (Source: WTOL)
    Patrick Henry focuses on upcoming season while remembering teammates lost too soon (Source: WTOL)Patrick Henry focuses on upcoming season while remembering teammates lost too soon (Source: WTOL)

    The Patriots are young again, but this season is about more than just wins and losses on the football field. It's a dedication year to their teammates and brothers whose lives were taken too soon.

    More >>

    The Patriots are young again, but this season is about more than just wins and losses on the football field. It's a dedication year to their teammates and brothers whose lives were taken too soon.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly