Terlton Fire Victims Get Checks From Cleveland Chamber To Help Rebuild

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 7:22 pm
By: News On 6


TERLTON, Oklahoma -- People in Terlton whose homes burned to the ground last month got a little help from the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce Thursday.

The Chamber passed out $17,000 in checks to folks who lost their homes in the wildfires.

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Many of them didn't have insurance, so Cleveland businesses raised the money to help get their neighbors back on their feet.

"It's a lot more than I ever expected… It's overwhelming," said Kenneth Steward, Fire Victim.

More than 35 homes were destroyed in the wildfire. Residents say the money should be a good first step toward getting their lives back to normal.