A family gets a Christmas miracle after a fire destroys their home

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COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A Collier County family left with nothing after a fire tore through their home, received a Christmas miracle. With the help of Big Corkscrew Island firefighters, the Krum family was able to enjoy the holiday.

“They came running in, the cops are here, what’s going on? This is a Christmas miracle, it’s overwhelming,” said Sharon Krum.

It was a surprising wake up call for the Krum family this Christmas morning.

“I thought I was in trouble.”

Fire trucks and patrol cars drove up their driveway. The family of five wasn’t sure Christmas would be made possible this year.

“Just to see the expression on their faces is priceless,” Krum told WINK News.

Big Corkscrew Island Firefighters made sure the Krum’s would be celebrating the holiday. The family was part of the departments “Adopt a Family” program.

“We didn’t know how we were going to eat, how we were going to cook it, a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders.”

“It’s not so much what I did, it’s what the community did, everyone came out of everywhere,” said Barry Liebowitz with Big Corkscrew Island fire.

Firefighters, along with Collier County deputies, and the owners of the Estates Restaurant in Naples delivered toys, a Christmas dinner and a gift card to the family.

“Thank you for everything that you did for us.”

“There are people out there that are willing to help people in need, in a time of need. It’s just really emotional.”

Only WINK News were there as the kids opened up and played with their new toys.

“I think people did this because they realized what this family went through and what they needed,” said Liebowitz.

With a small gesture, these hugs from the three boys spoke volumes to the firefighters about this Christmas miracle.

“The whole family gave me a hug just for getting their gifts, I was not ready for that.”

A few weeks ago, the family’s home was destroyed by a fire. The house they are staying in this Christmas was donated by a good Samaritan to the Krum’s for three weeks.

“How everybody cares so much, I’m really thankful for them.”

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