HSCO deputy, veteran loses home built by himself, late father to electrical fire

HOUSTON – A Harris County sheriff deputy and U.S. Navy veteran lost the home that was built by him and his father, who recently died, to an electrical fire in north Houston.

The fire has left the deputy and his wife in need of help, since they are a single-income family.

Goree Allen Jr., who's been with the Sheriff's Office for 20 years, is asking for the community's help after he lost everything. Allen said he has no insurance to cover the loss.

The Jeepers 4 Hope and Healing Public is hosting an event to gather people from the community to help get the deputy and his wife back on their feet.

The organization is asking for volunteers to help clean up the burned home this weekend. 

They are in need of trailers or access to a large dumpster that can dispose of the destroyed sheetrock and debris. The organization is looking to raise about $500 for the Allen family.

To donate, click link here.

For more information about the event, click link here.

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