A Raleigh woman had a tough and tragic 2020 -- only for it to end in disaster. Her home, a shed in her sister's yard, was destroyed, and all her belongings were lost in a house fire on New Year's Eve.
Inside were the cremains of her son, who died of coronavirus last April.
"I know I will never get his ashes back," said Betty Campbell. Raleigh Station 11 responded to the fire.
"When I got back to the station, I kind of just couldn't get her off my mind," said Capt. Dena Ali. "Thinking of her circumstances.
So, she went on Facebook.
"I'm just trying to collect a little bit of money to give her a gift card and within minutes, my phone started dinging," recounted Ali.
She thought she could raise a few hundred dollars to buy clothes for Campbell.
"I got donations from all over the country," said Ali. "A friend, who's a firefighter in Idaho, sent a very large donation."
Within 24 hours, $4,000 came in and was given to Campbell.