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Helping Fire Victims Rebuild

"We lost our house and our kids toys, some tools, some furniture, just the home itself.  We lost everything," said Maria Guillen.  
 
Guillen and her family lost more than their home, they lost everything they owned. 

 
"It's sad, everything that you had is gone.  Its everyone's nightmare, for something like that to happen, something you don't want to wish anybody to go through.  Its really hard," Guillen added.
 
The Wichita Falls Area Disaster Recovery Committee is helping families like the Guillen's get back on their feet.

"We don't want to be sitting on our hands.  We want to get busy to get them what they need to put in their homes because they have nothing," said Bob Johnston, a member of the Wichita Falls Area Disaster Recovery Committee. 

After the fires his team helped homeowners clear off the ash and damaged remains of their homes and now they are working to collect household appliances in the hopes that these donations will help families rebuild.

"They are starting completely from scratch, most people don't realize how hard that is, it's very expensive," said Johnston.

A big help that many fire victims are thankful for.

"It makes me feel like there is hope, there is maybe something good out of all of this," said Guillen.

If you are interested in donating new or gently used household items you can call or email Bob Johnston at (940)613-5995 or johnstonbob@spcglobal.net

 Taelor Rian, Newschannel 6.

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