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Aley’s Ride raises $7,336 for house-fire survivor


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The girl who lost her mother and siblings in a house fire in Nineveh will receive more than $7,000 from a charity motorcycle ride.

About 100 motorcycle riders helped raise the money in July during the Aley’s Ride hosted by the 8th Day Riders group. The group, based out of Edinburgh, promotes safety when riding motorcycles after multiple people were killed in accidents in recent years. It also has been helping lead charity rides throughout the year, group chaplain David Whitehead said.

The $7,336 has been put into a trust fund for her to use for her education and counseling, Whitehead said. The motorcycle group is presenting the money to her and her father today in Edinburgh.

Aley Slusher-Abbott survived the deadly house fire in November that killed her brother and sister, both of whom were younger than 2. Her mother, Sirena Slusher-Abbott, died days later from burns and smoke inhalation after she tried to rescue her two children from the flames.

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