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Community bands together to help family devastated by loss of mother

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The community is coming together to help a local family recover after a tragic fire left one woman dead, and two young boys without a mother.

The home is a total loss but people in the community are stepping up to give the family a new place to live.

Charles Hughes' life crumbled before his eyes in a matter of minutes after a devastating fire less than a week ago took the life of his 29-year-old fiance, Tiffany Dorman.

Hughes was able to save Dorman's 11-year old son and his 2-year-old son from the fire, both still hospitalized.

But the place they all called home is now a charred memory.

Gebrael Property Management is donating a Flint home to Hughes for at least six months at no cost and they have been accepting donations to make sure the home is fully furnished.

The house is not exactly move in ready, so before they hand over the keys and let the family move in, the Home Depot is stepping in and they need your help.

Inside the home, some muscle is needed to remove trash, carpet, linoleum and fix drywall and cabinets. Also painting is necessary.  The Home Depot is donating supplies and several volunteers from their company will be helping with the project.

A little hard work, hoping to give a fresh start to a family who's hard times are far from over.

If you want to help out this week, here are the times.

Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Just show up at the home at 3285 Kissner Avenue in Flint, just off Flushing Road, west of Ballenger Highway.

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