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Mom grateful for support after fire destroys home

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A fire destroyed the home of a mother and her four sons just weeks before Christmas.
It happened Saturday evening in the 2000 block of County road 32 in Helena Ohio. 13abc's Alexis Means explains how the community came together to help the family.

The family is staying with a relative. They're grateful and humbled by everyone's support.

"Thank you is not enough. My family and I will be grateful to the day we are no longer here
for the things that people have done for use the prayers the outreach the support."

32-year-old Tamaris Mooney is overwhelmed by the generosity of her community. Fire destroyed the mother and her four son's home Saturday night. Everything they owned went up in flames. Investigators believe the fire started in the attic of the home.

"The whole I'm homeless, what are we going to do now? All of those types of thoughts and then it was I've got my kids so its okay," said the mother.  

Hours after the fire dozens of people came out to help the family

"People had already starting show up with pajamas for my kids blankets shocks sweat pants for the next the day," said Mooney.
     
Fire crews weren't able to save any of the family's Christmas presents.

"Through the community and donations and organizations. The kids will have a Christmas," said Mooney.
 
A Christmas that will be made possible with the help of a community that stepped up to show their support for a family in need.  

"We've been very grateful and lucky the community has reached out to help," said the mother.
The family says their dog sassy didn't make it out  

"As soon as the neighbor heard there was a dog in the house they opened up doors and windows trying to see if we could get the dog out by hollering for her. As far as any of us know she didn't come out," said Tamaris Mooney.


  

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