Community supports fire-affected family

IT WAS a gesture from an anonymous couple that moved Tanielle Cutmore to tears.

OUT OF THE ASHES: Recovering from the fire that destroyed their Doona St home at Easter are, from left, Alaijah Berry, Rheannon Berry, Bianca Berry, Tanielle Cutmore and, front, Shontaia Berry, Photo: Geoff O’Neill 250414GOD02

OUT OF THE ASHES: Recovering from the fire that destroyed their Doona St home at Easter are, from left, Alaijah Berry, Rheannon Berry, Bianca Berry, Tanielle Cutmore and, front, Shontaia Berry, Photo: Geoff O’Neill 250414GOD02

As her family attempts to rebuild following the fire that ripped through their South Tamworth home on Easter Saturday, the mum-of-four has seen a side of the  community she never knew existed.

Among the mountain of donated furniture, clothes and household items was a simple card with a powerful message.

“They said they had been in a fire before and weren’t insured so they lost everything,” Ms Cutmore said.

Enclosed with the card was a cheque for $250.

“I just cried when I opened that envelope,” Ms Cutmore said.

“It was just so touching. I didn’t think there were that many genuine people around.”

A Facebook page “Pay It Forward Tamworth” has collected dozens of items for the family while a donation account has already reached $500.

Meanwhile, Lowes Tamworth has donated more than $600 worth of school uniforms for the children.

The family still has not been notified when a public housing property will be available and have been staying in motel rooms and a cabin at a  caravan park.

“My biggest concern is moving the kids from place to place and not knowing where we are going to be next,” Ms Cutmore said.

To donate clothes or household items, visit the Pay It Forward Tamworth Facebook page.

To donate money to the appeal, deposit to the Tanielle Maree Cutmore Donations account, A/C no: 10593941, BSB: 062602 at the Commonwealth Bank.

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