Fundraiser held for Glenarden fire victims

By Liz Feldman

It was an unspeakable tragedy. On February 21, in the wee hours of the morning, a deadly fire raced through a home in Glenarden, MD.

Teresa Price and her daughter, Tamia, 8, managed to survive, but Price lost her husband, Darrell, 36, and their three other children, Daijah, Tania, and Patrice.

On Friday night, the community rallied to show their support for Price. A basketball tournament was held at Parkdale High School in Riverdale Park, Maryland. Some of the proceeds from the fundraiser will support a college fund for Price’s daughter.

Teresa Price said she was overwhelmed by the community’s support.

“It means a lot to me because I didn't know I had so much support behind me and it feels good to know that many people love us, so it feels good,” Price said.

A website has been set up to help Price and her daughter.

Prince George’s County firefighters determined a faulty refrigerator caused the deadly fire. They say the home in the 8600 block of Leslie Avenue did not have working smoke detectors.