The outpouring of support from strangers to help a family facing the worst, the loss of their two little boys, is overwhelming. Two mothers stepped in to help raise money for the family that didn't even know until now.
"God forbid anything like that had happened to my children..." said Amanda Cramer.
Cramer is saying what so many felt the night they heard two little boys died in a house fire in Winchester.
"I would hope that the community can learn from this," said Cramer.
Cramer has two children, and her sister Samantha Ames has eight.
"If I was to lose just one of my kids. Just one, I don't even know if I could leave my house at this point," said Ames.
Two mothers decided they wanted to help another mother who is mourning the loss of two children. Cramer and Ames didn't know Landon and Brayden's mother, Shannon, but on Tuesday that changed.
"To put a face with what you're doing and to see just how appreciative they were just made you feel even better," said Cramer.
"To make sure they go and meet the people that are helping that is just awesome," said Ames.
The community started coming together within hours after Landon and Brayden lost their lives. When we spoke with the boys parents just a week after the fire, they were overwhelmed with the support and now there's even more.
"We'd like to thank everybody for all they've done. Absolutely. The support from the community has been absolutely amazing," said Shannon, Jamie, David and Dana.
And having met them, these moms say, you can tell just how much it means.
"I just hope that everyone keeps helping. That it doesn't just slack off when it gets to a point. I hope we can continue to get them through this," said Ames.
To live their life in memory of their children...
Cramer and Ames are responsible for organizing the yard sale on National Avenue in Winchester. They are still collecting donations until Thursday evening.
They said you can either drop off donations or they can come by to pick them up. They also say they could use tables, canopies, trash bags and empty boxes to use during the yard sale.
Cramer and Ames says they are also collecting cereal box tops. They say, Shannon told them Landon loved to collect them so they are going to continue to collect them in his memory.
And the giving continues...For three hours Tuesday night, people poured in to Sweet Frog to benefit Landon and Brayden. Employees say every third person that came in mentioned the boys names.
Sweet Frog has done benefits in the past, but employees say this one was one of the largest they've ever had. 10 percent of the pot will go to the Heath and Jenkins' families.
Another benefit is being held at Cold Stone Creamery Wednesday evening.
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