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Family Who Lost Everything In Fire Receives Christmas Blessing

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A single mother and her five children lost everything they had in a house fire over a week ago. A single mother and her five children lost everything they had in a house fire over a week ago.
Charlotte Walters and her family said they wanted to do something to help so they gathered household items for the fire victim family. Charlotte Walters and her family said they wanted to do something to help so they gathered household items for the fire victim family.

Jacqueline Sit, News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A waitress who works nearly 70 hours a week lost her home to a fire. Her family of six was trying to figure out how they were going to survive, that is until another family saw their story on News 9 and decided to "pay it forward."

The family of six lost their home in a fire over a week ago and were left with nothing.

"We can't get any Christmas. We don't have any money. All we have is what we can get for the house and the thing we need you know," said 17-year-old Vanessa Moore, fire victim.

The story of a family of six left with nothing tugged at Charlotte Walters' heart strings.

"You see a lot of stories and this one just touched my heart extremely and being close to Christmas, I just felt compelled to do something," Walters said.

Walters and her family packed up a trailer with plenty of gifts and ventured across the metro picking up everything they could think of to go into a home-- all to help a single mother and her children.

"Me and my mom have pretty much cried our eyes out and pretty much said, you know, thank you Lord for everything everybody's done for us," Moore said.

The Walters family has had their struggles in the past. They lost their home after a job loss and now they're paying it forward the only way they know how.

"I can' do it monetarily. All I can give is show them what's in my heart and give of my time. I love to help people and this is just one way I can help," Walters said.

The family said they now have the comfort of knowing the fire was a sort of blessing in disguise.

"I believe the reason the house caught on fire was to open our eyes and to realize to bring our family closer. I really truly believe that now because it really has," Moore said.

The Walters said they are going back to help the family with gift cards and baby clothes on Monday.

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