Tow truck drivers raise money for fire victims

BALTIMORE - Bright lights and loud engines is not your typical vigil.  A caravan of tow trucks traveled down Cold Spring Ln., but lifting cars is not their mission.

"A lot of people give bad names to tow truck drivers.  A lot of us are actually out here to help," said Jeff Tallie, owner, Knockout Towing Service & Roadside Services.    

The call came out from Knockout Towing and Wright's Towing Service.  Together they got a few dozen trucks to surround the Northeast Baltimore home where five people died in a fire.

Four kids, ages seven and younger, died with their grandmother Nancy Worrell early Thursday morning.  The memorial has grown outside of the home on Denwood Ave. 

"My mother was caring.  She cared for everybody.  If you didn't have a place to stay, she would let you in.  She didn't even have to know you," said LaTonya Blanks, the victim's daughter.    

And so the caring was passed on.  The family has no connection to the towing industry, but a few dozen drivers circled the home.

"We tried to collect a little donation to give to the family to help out," said Tallie. 

Money was raised to bury all five victims. 

"It's just guys coming together that work hard every day, trying to give back to a family that's had a major loss," said Jermaine Wright, Wright's Towing Service.    

"Without support we would be lost.  There's five of them at one time," said Blanks.    

All five victims will be buried together this Thursday. 

The family didn't have insurance and is accepting donations to pay for the funeral.  You can donate at any Bank of America to the "Nancy Worrell Funeral Association."

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