A Weatherford church has stepped up to help out a woman they don't know but who has touched their congregation and they say is in need of help.

South Main Church of Christ has established an account for people to make contributions to help the 62-year-old Parker County woman who earlier this month was kidnapped at gunpoint and for nearly two weeks was tortured and sexually assaulted until her rescue by law enforcement officials from a residence near Corsicana.

The man accused of abducting and assaulting her is also accused of going to her modest frame on Old Oran Road in far northwest Parker County and setting it on fire. The woman's home and her early-1960s model Chevy II were destroyed. A cat also died in the fire.

“We just feel so sorry for this lady who has not only lost her home but her car and everyone she owns,” said church secretary Loree Ellis. “We do not know her. She needs so much.”

Ellis said besides the fund account, she said the church is also hoping to help find or build a new home for the woman, no matter where she wants to live and rebuild her life.

“Regardless of where she ends up she is going to need funds to start up. She is going to need money,” said Ellis.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the fund can make it in care of the “Jane Doe Recovery Fund” at Legacy Texas Bank, 1111 Santa Fe Drive, Weatherford, TX 76086.


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