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Local mom of 5 who lost home in fire gets special Christmas delivery

Posted at 6:49 PM, Dec 25, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A local mom lost her home and all of her belongings in a fire a few days before Thanksgiving. Now one local group is making sure her kids still get a special Christmas.

For Yolanda Evans this isn't the Christmas she was expecting.

"It's been tough," she said.

But she is grateful.

"Everyone has been ya know opened their hearts and showed a lot of love to us," she said.

A few days before Thanksgiving the mother of five was left homeless after she lost her home and all of her belongings in a fire.

Since then the community has stepped up to help support. The Boynton Beach Police and Fire Department donated toys for her boys and she says the Gold family is helping to furnish her new apartment.

"And when it happens to you you're like oh my goodness what do I do and the community has stepped up a great deal," Evans said.

Their final delivery came from a group all the way from Indian River County.

"This was personal for me because a lot of times organizations will get together and have people come there not everyone can go somewhere," Michael Marsh said. "So we wanted to go to them and do it on a day that we should be with our families and be with those who maybe didn't have as much this holiday season on this holiday."

Marsh created Team Success Enterprises. They drove from Indian River County to Palm Beach County to deliver gifts and toys to families in need.

"There's no words for the happiness I'm feeling right now," Evans said.