Donations pour in for family displaced by Melrose Avenue fire

The Melrose Adventist Child Development Center is accepting the donations

ROANOKE, Va. – Donations continue to pour in for a Roanoke family whose home was destroyed by a fire earlier this week.

Thirteen people were able to escape with only minor injuries after the home went up in flames Sunday morning.

A donation center for the family was immediately set up across the street at the Melrose Adventist Child Development Center. Center staff members say they've received everything from clothing to Christmas trees to toys for the kids.

"It almost brings tears to my eyes every time someone drops something off, just to see that here in Roanoke people still have the spirit of compassion," said Shaun Arthur, pastor of Melrose Avenue Seventh Day Adventist Church.

The Melrose Avenue Seventh Day Adventist Church is hosting a concert on Saturday night to help the family with expenses. The concert will start at 6 p.m.