Support sought for family after Warren house fire

By: Brian Louwers | Warren Weekly | Published August 19, 2016

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WARREN/FERNDALE — Relatives and friends of a Warren family who escaped their burning home but lost most of their belongings have set up a GoFundMe page to assist them.

Glenn and Brittany Foster, both originally from Ferndale, were left picking up the pieces Aug. 17 after their home in the 3100 block of Menge, near 11 Mile and Ryan, burned to a near total loss.

Warren Fire Commissioner Skip McAdams said the call came in at 7:13 a.m. and was reported by Glenn Foster.

“The father woke to smoke detectors going off and found the fire in the garage,” McAdams said. “He went back in and got his children and went across the street and called 911.”

Donna Foster, of Ferndale, Glenn’s mother, said her two granddaughters, ages 2 and 9, and her grandson, age 11, were at home at the time.

Glenn’s sister, Brandi Lawrey, set up a page at to gather cash donations and articles of clothing to assist her brother, sister-in-law and the children.

“The money raised will help them get into a new home and start to replace the necessities lost,” Lawrey said on the page. “I hope that with the love and support of you all, we can make this horrific experience a little easier on them.”

The page also lists collection points for those wishing to drop off clothing and other items.

Anyone wishing to arrange to make a donation can also call Donna Foster at (248) 259-7149.