FOX40 Viewer Saves Christmas for Sacramento Family

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One Sacramento family's home was ransacked over the weekend, and the thieves made off with all of the presents for the children.

Some people have no shame -- like the person or people behind the burglary at the Richmond home in Sacramento.

"It was devastating to see that everything was gone," said 9-year-old Janeyece Richmond.

Their 55-inch Samsung television, four kids tablets, a PlayStation and DVDs were all gone. The thieves even took what was in the kids' piggy banks.

Thieves targeted the family while they were at work and church this past weekend. A hard lesson to learn just days before Christmas.

But on the day before Christmas Eve, the Richmond family learned a new lesson about the goodness in others.

"This is a serious blessing. Thank you," Will Richmond said.

Bishop Chris Baker saw FOX40's story about the burglary on Tuesday and he decided to help.

"Be encouraged. Don't feel sad. It's just something that happened. There is somebody out there that'll make you feel better than you feel now," Baker said.

Baker and his congregation at Praise of God Fellowship Ministries Independent came together to fill the family's stockings and put presents under the tree for the couple's four children. Mom and dad got gift cards, too.

Christmas was saved for a family -- saved by strangers -- a lesson in the true meaning of Christmas.

"I didn't know what we were going to do for Christmas, and then they came out and it's restored all faith," Sarina Richmond said.


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