A benefit will be held this Saturday for the family of Carrabelle’s Loretta Westbrook, whose home was destroyed by fire Friday morning.


Carrabelle Fire Chief Carl Whaley said firefighters responded at about 6:30 a.m. Friday, March 6 to the home at 1949 Cape Street.


“It was a total loss,” he said.


Whaley said fortunately no one was injured in the blaze. The tragedy was even more painful because Westbrook, 53, lost her son three weeks ago.


“Miss Loretta is raising five grandkids and is getting no help from the government,” said Whaley. “She has worked every day at the Subway in Carrabelle for 12 years, where she is the manager, and starts her day at 5 a.m.


“She is a hard worker,” he said. “There has been an account set up at Centennial Bank in her name. If you have the ability, please give a donation.”


A benefit to help Westbrook and her family will be held this Saturday, March 14 at C-Quarters Marina in Carrabelle at 501 St. James Avenue, which is US 98.


The benefit will start at 11 a.m. and will feature mullet plates for $7. “All donations are appreciated,” said Whaley.