Mercedes Fire Victims Receive Donation

3 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, August 01 2017 Aug 1, 2017 August 01, 2017 4:06 PM August 01, 2017 in News

MERCEDES – A family in Mercedes received much needed help thanks to a generous CHANNEL 5 NEWS viewer.

Back in July, there was an early morning house fire in Mercedes that destroyed everything they owned.

The family received more than $1,000 that will specifically benefit the youngest two members of the family.

The soon-to-be high school senior said they are so grateful for the donation.

“I feel really grateful that somebody stepped up and donated us these nice gifts. I really appreciate it,” said Mario Rodriguez. “ My family has been through a lot and I feel like this can help us step up a little bit more, and gain stuff that we lost. I just hope my grandma also gains something that she lost which is something bigger – a house that was given by my dad and all her sons and daughters and I appreciate it. Thank you.”

The family said they will spend the next few weeks before the start of the school year, trying to rebuild what they lost.

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