Posted 33 days ago
A Detroit father of five said Thursday that he was “devastated” after his home and work truck were destroyed in riots that occurred in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.
The man, identified by a local Fox affiliate as Roderick Reynolds, said he put all his money into the house.
“I put my family first. I put every dollar I got into this house,” Reynolds told Fox. “It’s a lot of stuff that I want, but I prioritize for my family. Every dollar. Every dollar I get I put into my house, and I take care of my kids.”
“It’s devastating for me, but I mean, I’m a big boy, so I’m gonna just keep on pushing,” he continued.
Detroit father of five loses home he’d been fixing up & work truck after raging blaze: “I’ve done everything right. How am I gonna tell my kids?” MORE: @FOX2News 6PM. DONATE: https://t.co/dtL77dXTOk pic.twitter.com/j0lAN2SYLv
A GoFundMe was set up for Reynolds and his family, with the goal of raising $100,000. The goal was quickly surpassed, with 13,000 unique donors and over $300,000 in funds as of Friday morning.
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