MIAMI TWP, Ohio (WDTN) - A fire destroyed more than just a Miami Township family's home last week. It took away food for a football team's entire season.
"Unfortunately in the fire we lost a lot of our supplies for our team meals," said Chris Newman West Carrollton football head coach.
There are only a few more days until practice will pay off for West Carrollton football. But preparation takes a little bit more than running routes. The athletes need fuel to get ready.
"These guys can eat," said Newman. "They can put away a lot of food, especially some of those big linemen."
All of that food was destroyed when a fire tore through a home on the 5900 block of Verdi Drive last week.
The woman living in the home is part of the West Carrollton Touchdown Club.
She stored all the team's food, utensils, and tents inside her garage.
With the team's first game this weekend, the West Carrollton Touchdown Club is trying to replenish their stock, mostly made out of donations.
With a limited budget, they are asking for help to feed nearly a hundred athletes, coaches, and cheerleaders.
"We're asking anyone, any parents, anyone in the community," said Carrie Abner with the West Carrollton Touchdown Club. "Even if you don't have kids here. It would really, really help if they could give anything."
Anyone who would like to donate money or food can call West Carrollton High School athletics at 937-859-5121.
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