A friend in need

The City of Madison is asking the community to rally around Lucille Simmons who had a tree fall on her home and car during the tropical storm. Mayor Fred Perriman, left, said Simmons (standing next to the mayor) and her plight bring out the best in community of Madison. City council member Carrie Peters-Reid who represent the district where Simmons lives said the city was looking at the possibility of getting grant money to help repair Simmons’ home. City council member Chris Hodges said the city is exploring creative ways to get Simmons back in her home. She has been staying with relatives since the home was damaged.

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