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Anders says a complete stranger noticed she wasn't wearing shoes.
"She stopped and took her socks off and put em on my feet," said Anders.
That good samiratan was just the first of many to offer to help.
A neighbor donated the family toys and the gifts have continued to arrive.
Tiffanie's husband Joshua says there's no way the family could replace all the clothes and Christmas gifts they lost for their two young daughters.
"I just want everybody to know how appreciative me and my family and kids are," said Joshua. "It's not like I can say kids sorry Santa Clause can't come to a burnt down house this year."
With the generosity of people in Gallatin and Cottontown the Anders feel like Christmas will happen for their daughters.
As it turns out the couple is happy to even be thinking about presents.
The fire started just before 7 AM in the section of the house where those Tiffanie's daughters usually sleep.
"I brought em to my bed to sleep with me this morning," said Tiffanie. "If my children had been sleeping in the living room where they generally do sleep we would not have made it out."
The fire's cause has not been determined but the family believes it may be related to an electrical problem.
Friday, December 14 2012, 06:53 AM CST
Victim's advocate now helps rehabilitate offenders
May 18, 2013 18:11 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Davidson County woman who says she used to hate offenders is now working to rehabilitate them.
Verna Wyatt has been a victim's advocate for more than two decades. She told The Tennessean that over time her focus began to shift toward preventing crime. She says she felt if victims could share their stories with offenders, it might help deter future criminal behavior.
Over time, she says her heart changed as she saw empathy, even tears, in the eyes of some offenders as they listened to how crimes impacted victims.
Now, Wyatt says she is spearheading more victim impact classes and organizing a statewide coalition of crime victims and survivors who can speak at correctional facilities about the impact that different crimes have had on their lives.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.