Education

Help sought for 2 Wake County teachers who lost home in fire

Fundraising efforts are underway to help two Wake County school teachers whose home in southern Nash County was destroyed in a fire Monday.

Calvin Mitchell Mills, a math teacher at Southeast Raleigh High School, and his wife, Sharon Wiggins-Mills, a seventh-grade teacher at Zebulon Middle School, received calls at work Monday that their home was on fire. The fire destroyed the home at 10577 Old Raleigh-Wilson Road south of the town of Middlesex, according to Greg Whitley, chief of the Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department.

Whitley said the cause of the fire was under investigation.

According to a GoFundMe campaign at gofundme.com/22au855x, included in the couple’s loss were vehicles, furniture, and personal effects. The page says the couple, who have one teenage son, are displaced and must purchase clothing, food, and other necessities.

“This is a very generous and caring family who have always been supportive and willing to aid and assist others in their time of need,” according to the GoFundMe page. “We are asking for your support in assisting this family with monetary donations. We greatly appreciate any contribution you can make.”

As of early Wednesday afternoon, the campaign had raised $2,210 out of a goal of $10,000.

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