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Anonymous donor to pay utility bills for Detroit father of 4

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After hearing the touching story, an anonymous donor has come forward and will pay the utility bills for Don, the Detroit father of four who was salvaging wood to heat his home.

"I'd just like to say thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart and from my children. We thank you all, we love you for what you've done for us. I've never had anybody do anything to this magnitude for myself, or even for my children," Don says.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to hear the thank you message from Don

Thousands of Fox 2 viewers were touched by Don's story. Calls, emails, Facebook posts and tweets poured into our newsroom after the story aired asking how donations can be made to Don and his family.

Rev. W.J. Rideout will be accepting non-monetary donations, including clothing and firewood, at his All God's People Church Friday through Sunday.

All God's People Church
5201 French Road
Detroit, MI 48213
313-492-5009

Friday, 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, Noon-3 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

CLOTHING SIZES

Female, age 10: Sizes 12 for shirt and pants
Male, age 14: 31 waist, 30 length, medium shirt
Female, age 17: Medium shirt, size 7 bottoms
Female, age 20: Medium shirt, size 7 bottoms

If you would like to make a monetary donation to Don and his family you can do so at the account set up on GiveForward.com. The account's goal was to raise $6,000 for the family. That amount was raised in about 90 minutes.

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