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Family members of WKU student killed in fire give back in his honor

Wednesday his mother and two sisters helped carry on his legacy by putting together holiday care packages for those in need. (Source: WAVE 3 News) Wednesday his mother and two sisters helped carry on his legacy by putting together holiday care packages for those in need. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
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Sydney English (Source: WAVE 3 News) Sydney English (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Family members of a 20-year-old who was killed in a house fire gave back to the community in his honor.

Western Kentucky University student Tyler English was killed when his home in Bowling Green caught fire in October.

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English grew up in Louisville and played football at Trinity High School. 

Each year he volunteered at the Saint John Center, a charity that helps homeless men get back on their feet.

Wednesday his mother and two sisters helped carry on his legacy by putting together holiday care packages for those in need.

His sister, Sydney English, said if he were there to help, “He would be all over it. He would be working five times faster than anyone. He always connected really well with all the men that came here and he loved it here, he would love it.”

The Christmas gifts will be handed out on Christmas Day to the men at the Saint John Center.

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