Community donates home after fire kills Flint Township mother
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:02:47 GMT —
It's triumph over tragedy in Flint Township. A once empty house is now filled with compassion by neighbors and people who don't even really know each other.
Piece by piece, a new home for Tiffany Dorman's family is coming together.
â??Why not?! They've lost so much,â?? says Shannon Adams, property manager with Gebrael Management.
Dorman, 29, was killed in a deadly fire February 27th.
Her fiancÃ rescued the couple's two boys from the blaze.
â??We just wanted to do everything we could in our power to give them some place comfortable and stable so when the boys come home, they have a place to come home to,â?? says Adams.
Adamsâ?? realty group---Gebreal Management is allowing the family to live here for six months--rent free.
â??They can rebuild day by day without having to worry about things like, a roof over your head,â?? says Adams.
But the Kissner Avenue home needed repairs. That's where the local home depot comes in.
Employees are fixing up the house--free of charge.
â??Weâ??re going to replace all the carpet, we're going to do the drywall,â?? says Gary McFaren of Home Depot. â??We're going to repaint the entire house, probably doing some molding as well.â??
But the help doesn't stop there. Tiffanyâ??s co-workers at Buffalo Wild Wings in Fenton are also raising money for the family.
â??Weâ??re getting donations at every store. The Home Depot house, them stepping up and doing that, i mean it's just amazing the amount of people coming forward,â?? says Tony Delgaldo who worked with Dorman.
â??It just shows the power of Flint,â?? says McFaren.
â??Itâ??s nice to see community come together,â?? says Adams.
An account for cash donations has been set up at M & T Bank. You can also drop off donations at Buffalo Wild Wings locations in Genesee County. For information on how you can help rebuild the donated home, call the Corunna Road Home Depot at (810) 230-8784.