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Strangers help valley family who lost everything in fire

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PHOENIX (KSAZ) - A valley family is relying on the kindness of strangers after losing everything in a house fire last week.

FOX 10 viewers who saw the story over the weekend stepped up in a big way to help the family get back on their feet.

This family said they are overwhelmed by the donations and support they've received from people since their home caught fire last week.

Because there is toxic asbestos in the home, and they aren't able to take anything from inside, Good Samaritans are helping them out.

One family spent their Monday night in a north valley parking lot collecting donations from total strangers. They have been lending a helping hand since the family lost everything in a house fire last week.

"Everyone has been so extremely generous. With monetary donations, with clothing, somebody just came and donated dishes, and went shopping at the Goodwill for them. So it's been really fantastic," said Jessica Stern.

Asbestos in the home is causing it to be torn down, and the family isn't allowed to retrieve anything from inside. They literally lost everything they owned, but they're slowly rebuilding, thanks to people who dropped by.

"Generosity is an understatement. Everyone has been so kind, people we don't even know," said Stern.

13-year-old Gage Abramo was home with his mom when the fire started. They all got out along with the family dog. He's grateful for the financial help the family is getting through a GoFundMe page started by his aunt, and for a woman who donated multiple items.

"She was very kind, and she was saying how sorry she was, and she was supporting us," said Gage Abramo. "It helps, and I appreciate it, and my family does."

The family says they've also received furniture and other household items from people, but they are starting from scratch. If you'd like to help, visit http://www.gofundme.com/abramo-fire.
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