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Fundraising run shows support for family that lost home, pets in a fire

A family that lost their entire home just days before Christmas had the help and support of...
A family that lost their entire home just days before Christmas had the help and support of community on Saturday, as a fundraising run was created to help rebuild what was lost.(WAVE 3 News)
Updated: Dec. 28, 2019 at 4:08 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A family that lost their entire home just days before Christmas had the help and support of community on Saturday, as a fundraising run was created to help rebuild what was lost.

Cynthia and Todd Heady home burned to the ground last Sunday. The structure was a complete loss and their three dogs could not be found and are believed to have died in the fire.

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A family that lost their entire home just days before Christmas had the help and support of...
A family that lost their entire home just days before Christmas had the help and support of community on Saturday, as a fundraising run was created to help rebuild what was lost.(WAVE 3 News)

At Cherokee Park Saturday, around 100 people gathered to help the Heady family with monetary and gift donations to help restore some of the things lost in the fire. A monetary donation was collected to let runners race on the trails of the park.

The Heady family has been running with a racing community for around 20 years, and that community decided to organize something for the Heady’s to give back.

A family that lost their entire home just days before Christmas had the help and support of...
A family that lost their entire home just days before Christmas had the help and support of community on Saturday, as a fundraising run was created to help rebuild what was lost.(WAVE 3 News)

“You don’t know how much people you know are going to come together to help you out in those kind of things, and it’s just, like I said, unexpected and overwhelming," Todd Heady said.

A GoFundMe has been created for the Heady family. For more information and how you can donate, click or tap here.

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