Devon Cummings, who is seven months pregnant with a baby boy, and her mom, Sharon, were struck with a major blow when the house they share burned down on Thanksgiving Day, leaving the family with nothing except the clothes on their back.
As if that weren’t enough, Devon’s mom was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
But their string of bad luck is turning around thanks to people in their community of Haddon Township, N.J., rallying to help. The township is helping to raise money for Devon and her family so they can replace the essentials they lost in the fire, including their clothing and the crib, diapers, and other baby supplies that Devon had been stockpiling before her baby Christian’s arrival.
A GoFundMe page, set up to help Devon and her family get back on their feet, surpassed its $10,000 goal in just three days.
“Everybody has been incredible,” Devon told Fox 29 News. “People are dropping off clothes. They’re reaching out to my friends to get things to them. They’re offering cribs. Everything that I could possibly need.”
Despite all that they’ve been through, Sharon is grateful that her family is OK. “Everyone’s talking about what they’re thankful for,” she told Fox 29 News. “And I guess I really learned that lesson, didn’t I? What am I thankful for? My family. It always comes down to that.”
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