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May 15, 2012 7:02 PM by Chris Welty

Church Helps Breaux Bridge Fire Victims

A Lafayette church is stepping up to the plate to help a Breaux Bridge family rebuild after they lost everything in a fire.

"I opened that door and the fire shot out after me you know."

Preston Tebow and his family have lived on Mim Callier road for more than 15 years and don't have insurance.
Investigators say the home was so badly burned there's no way to tell how it started.

"This is everything that I had right here. It's hard to watch everything you work for just deteriorate in a few minutes you know," said Tebow.

The Tebows say the flames spread throughout the house in just a matter of minutes

"What's done is done. There is nothing I can do."

Several members of Northside Baptist who live nearby wanted to help when they heard the news. They'll help clear rubble to get the Tebow's moving in the right direction to start over again.

"We're the hands and feet of Jesus and we're just trying to administer to these people who are hurting right now," said Michael Perdue of Northside Baptist Church.

The congregation is collecting money, clothes, and household goods.

"We're going to clean this up as best as we can, but they need to rebuild. That's their greatest need right now. We're hoping we can get the need out into the community and we can get some donations."

Northside Baptist isn't the only group helping the Tebow family on Saturday. Sid's place on North Antoine from nine until two will host a drive to collect clothes and other donations.

Chris Welty
cwelty@katctv.com

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