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East Texans reaching to other East Texans

RHONESBORO,TX (KLTV)- Fema is now offering aid to fire victims in Cass and Marion counties. Now, in another part of East Texas, some people are taking it upon themselves to give a helping hand.

"We have clothes, some cookware, we have shoes, clothes, toys for kids and just about anything else they would need," said Carol Hill, Collecting donations for fire victims.

Carol calls this the start to a new beginning for fire victims in her community.

"People have been taking donations and giving things to people left and right and we're just really thankful we have some really great neighbors out here," said Garlynda Porter, lost everything in the fires.

Even though Garlynda lost everything she owns in the fires, she's still finding ways to help her neighbors.

 "I have been really blessed a lot of people have been bringing us clothes and stuff and clothes that don't fit me I brought up here to them," said Garlynda.

"They gave me a set of pots and pans some pillows a pair of shoes a set of dishes," said Angie Frost, lost everything in fire.

Angie says it's a little something to hold her over until she and her husband get back on their feet.

"If it wasn't for some of these people I don't know if I'd have my sanity they're friends and it means a lot that people care," said Angie.

"I think some of us didn't even know each other to begin with and met thru all of this and instead of making it harder on everybody, everybody's really pulled together and helped out," said Garlynda.

The group plans to stay out there until next Monday. They plan to move to the Bear Creek area sometime next week.

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