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Local family receives help from complete strangers after losing home

BRUNSWICK COUNTY (WECT) – Community members are helping a local family recover by donating household items after a fire torched their home in Holden Beach just two weeks ago. 

The McCoy family is currently living at a family member's house in Ash, North Carolina until they find a new home.  Thursday night, the McCoy's received two truck loads of household items including toothpaste, deodorant, toilet paper, food, clothes, and more.  All the items were donated by strangers via social media web sites.

Becky Jones created the "Wilmington for Free" Facebook group about a month ago. During that short time, the page has picked up over 1,000 members.

Jones and her family drove from Wilmington down to Ash on Thursday evening to personally deliver the items to the McCoy family.

The McCoy family is still reeling after the loss of their home.  "I lost a lot of stuff that's important to me," said Loretta McCoy, "Stuff that's been passed down from grandparents and great grandparents and I'll never get that stuff back."

Instead of getting their old stuff back, the McCoy's will start fresh with all their new stuff.  "It just touches my heart, it warms it," said McCoy.  "I'm just very thankful and thank god they're out there.  I just want to thank them all."

Becky Jones says they plan to deliver more items to the McCoy family, but they still have to find a new place to live first.  They have to be out of their current residence by September 1st.

If you'd like to donate to the family, contact the American Red Cross through their web site.

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