Cherokee County

Cherokee County firefighter’s home burns down, friends start fundraiser to help his family

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. — A Cherokee County firefighter’s home burned to the ground on Monday and now a friend has organized a fundraiser to help him and his wife.

According to the GoFundMe campaign, the home of firefighter Joel Saunders, who works with Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services Station 24 in Woodstock, was destroyed by a fire.

Neither he nor his wife, Carolyn, were home at the time of the fire and no one was injured.

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Saunders and his wife lost everything except their vehicles.

For the time being, they are staying with a friend.


The GoFundMe campaign has a goal to raise $7,500.

As of Thursday afternoon, the campaign has raised over $5,200 to help the couple.

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