Community Hopes To Bring Family Home For The Holidays

BY NASREEN IQBAL niqbal@opubco.comWinter in Oklahoma is no place to be without a coat. But after a November fire caused by faulty wiring in their Oklahoma City home left Joenita and Shelby Rhoades with virtually nothing, that is the reality they faced. An anonymous donor gave their adopted 3-year-old son a coat to keep him warm during the family's time of struggle. Shelby Rhoades has been a factory worker for more than a decade at Sooner Beer Co., and his boss gave the family a trailer home to stay in until their house is repaired, said Amy Mayen, a neighbor and friend of the family. “I would really love it if we could have the home ready for them to move back into by Christmas.Read more on

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