A poker run will be held Aug. 25 at Lacey’s Bar in Kingston to benefit a family who lost their home in the recent Calera storms.
Connie Jackson is still in critical condition after a storm on August 12 tore down her home. Brandon Jackson is still in serious condition and may be out of work for six months to a year, said relative Shannon Giles.
All proceeds will go to the family. There have also been accounts set up at First United Bank. The accounts are in the names of Harold and Connie Jackson and Tracie and Brandon Jackson. Anybody wishing to donate can deposit money into either account.
The money will go to the family’s medical expenses as well as the rising hotel bill for Harold to stay near his wife. Tracie and her two sons are on the mend at home.
After getting through the rubble himself, Harold Jackson managed to catch his oldest grandson midair and throw him to the ground, said Giles. She said that the family isn’t sure the boy would have survived if Harold had not caught him.
When Connie Jackson was found, Giles said she was face down in a puddle and covered in rubble. Giles commented that it looked like a bomb had gone off at the home.
Tracie and Brandon Jackson had just paid the first month’s rent on a new home and were staying with Connie and Harold for the night, as the electricity was still not on in their home.
Giles said that the couple is unsure if they will be able to stay in their new home, considering Brandon’s current condition. Not only will Brandon be out of work but his lack of mobility makes having a new home difficult.
For additional information about the Poker Run on August 25, contact Lacey’s Bar at (580) 564-2000 or check their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/laceys.bar.