Victims of deadly blaze in Rapid City receive early Christmas gi - KOTA Territory News

Victims of deadly blaze in Rapid City receive early Christmas gifts

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A local family who lost everything in a deadly fire last month in Rapid City, got a little holiday cheer Sunday.
 
Thanks to Project Church and First United Methodist Church, the Red Star family will have presents to open on Christmas morning.

Earlier Sunday volunteers dropped off more than 30 gifts to Cynthia Red Star and her four children, who will spend this Christmas in a motel.

Peter Franz with project church says giving goes back to the true meaning of Christmas.

"It's Christmas time. Jesus came and He [God] sent His son as the ultimate present for us. So our response and part of our worship is to give and to serve others," says Franz.
 
It was an unexpected surprise Sunday morning for the family, that literally took their breath away.
 
"We are so appreciative; we just can't believe how caring everybody has been. No other words, I'm speechless, I don't know what to say," says Red Star.
 
The house destroyed by fire was home to more than 20 people, three children and their grandmother perished in the blaze.

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