Community rallies for Sprayberry High custodian after house fire

- Parents describe him as a dedicated employee who genuinely cares about the students and families who grace the halls of Sprayberry High School.  Now, they want to give back to Robert Ward after he and his family lost nearly everything to a devastating fire.

"The kitchen was just totally destroyed.  So, you can't make out like appliances or the table or any of that," said Gloria Clarke, who serves as Sprayberry's PTSA Treasurer. 

Clarke said Ward's 89-year-old mother was cooking in the kitchen Wednesday when some grease caught fire.  She was able to make it out of the home unharmed.  

Clarke set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for the Ward family.  

"You can't get any better than he and his wife," said Clarke.  "They're just wonderfully--great quality people." 

Ward is a nominee for the Cobb County School District's Classified Employee of the Year 2017-2018.  

To learn more about the fundraising campaign: CLICK HERE

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