Cleveland Police Foundation gives Christmas surprise to family that lost home in fire

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — A local family lost their entire home in a fire last week, but Cleveland police officers are helping them through the holiday season.

The fire broke out at their two-and-a-half story home on Behrwald Avenue the morning of Dec. 15. Firefighters rescued two men from the first floor of the home and helped additional residents from the second floor.

Damage to the house was estimated at $60,000.

The Cleveland Police Foundation says their photographer Steve Gusky asked for some help for the family after the fire. With help from Onix Networking and Skylight Financial Group, the foundation provided Christmas presents for the family to get them through the holidays.

Police Officer John Romoga delivered the presents to the family.

Gusky said in a note to the Cleveland Police Foundation:

“Thank you so much for the generous gift of toys for the little girl who lost everything in an arson fire. The family was speechless and quite impressed with the outpouring of support, especially from the Police. If this is how you feel after all that you do (by helping people)….then you truly are amazing!”

Check out photos of the presentation in the gallery at the top of this page.