- Associated Press - Monday, October 20, 2014

DALLAS (AP) - Dallas officials have begun working with a Dallas church and private donors on a drive to replace a family’s home furnishings lost to decontamination after a man fell ill to Ebola in the home.

A city statement Monday says the city and private donors are working with Wilshire Baptist Church, where Louise Troh is a member. Troh was the fiancee of Thomas Eric Duncan, who developed an Ebola infection while a guest at Troh’s home. Duncan later died at a Dallas hospital, becoming the first person in the United States to die of the disease, and decontamination crews removed and destroyed most of Troh’s family’s belongings as potentially contaminated.

So givers are providing new clothes, furnishings, linen and kitchenware and money to house the family.

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