HEBRON, Ky. - Late Friday evening two Hebron families lost many of their possessions. A fire that began in the Mizes' garage consumed that house, and then the home of the Mize family.
"I went outside to our front yard and saw it was our friends' home," Deanne Corbin, a neighbor to both families said. "At that point I was here along with my two children and they were upset wanting to make sure their friends were OK."
Seeing the damage, and loss that included both families' vehicles, Corbin knew she had to take action in her Deer Creek subdivision.
"It wasn't even like 'oh, I want to help -- what can I do?' It just kinda felt like I just did it," Corbin said.
She immediately went about setting up a campaign online, calling for donations and gifts. And almost just as immediately Corbin received responses from across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
Within two hours of a Saturday fundraiser at North Pointe Elementary donations of gift cards and cash in the amount of $9,000 was collected.
Patty Pieper Mize was deeply touched by the outpouring of support she and her family received from the community.
I don't know how to express my gratitude to all that have so amazingly come together to help us. There just aren't the right words! It has been a rough few days so far and I have cried many tears, but not over the loss of the house, but from the outpouring of assistance and love from so many caring people many of which I have never even met. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Patty, Katie, Dani and RJ Mize…and Nikko the bulldog, wrote on her Facebook page.
Collection efforts continue with a 15 percent of sales at the Hebron Grille going to the families' relief fund on Thursday and donations that can be made at any Bank of Kentucky location to the Deer Creek Fire Relief Fund.
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