Business owner donates car to Yarnell Fire victim - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

Business owner donates car to Yarnell Fire victim

Posted: Updated:
  • Arizona HeadlinesMore>>

  • Businesses named ISIS debate name change over terror group

    Businesses named ISIS debate name change over terror group

    When you hear the name ISIS the terror group, and it's violent and ruthless acts come to mind. But ISIS is also the name used by hundreds of businesses across the country including some in the valley.
    When you hear the name ISIS the terror group, and it's violent and ruthless acts come to mind. But ISIS is also the name used by hundreds of businesses across the country including some in the valley.
  • Bullhead City Police searching for missing 8-year-old girl

    Bullhead City Police searching for missing 8-year-old girl

    Police in Bullhead City are receiving help from the FBI and the National Center for Missing Exploited children after a child went missing early Tuesday morning.Authorities are searching for 8-year-old Isabella Grogan-Cannella, who was last seen wearing a green tank top and dark colored shorts.
    Police in Bullhead City are receiving help from the FBI and the National Center for Missing Exploited children after a child went missing early Tuesday morning.Authorities are searching for 8-year-old Isabella Grogan-Cannella, who was last seen wearing a green tank top and dark colored shorts.
  • 11-year-old boy shot in Queen Creek

    11-year-old boy shot in Queen Creek

    According to authorities with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, an 11 year-old boy was shot in the head in Queen Creek.Deputies responded to the home near Hunt Highway Bella Vista Tuesday evening.The boy was airlifted to a hospital, he was reported to be breathing.
    According to authorities with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, an 11 year-old boy was shot in the head in Queen Creek.Deputies responded to the home near Hunt Highway Bella Vista Tuesday evening.The boy was airlifted to a hospital, he was reported to be breathing.
PHOENIX -

A local business owner has stepped up to help out a victim of the Yarnell Hill Fire. He gave her a car.

The woman says she has had a hard time getting help because she doesn't have family. It's just her and her dog. But today that changed when the owner of a bike shop gave her the car he used to start his business.

Friday, the woman, who decided to remain anonymous, took her last bus ride.

She lost everything, but Friday received a car to call her own.

"It's almost unbelievable."

The middle-aged fire victim called Hybikes to ask about prices on their electric models. When she said she lost her car in the fire, owner David Smedstad offered her something with four wheels.

"He said well maybe I have something else I can offer you."

"I said, you know what I have, a vehicle that we're going to probably be getting rid of pretty soon, and it's an old work vehicle… but it might help you out a little bit better than bike might at this point," says Smedstad.

The woman also lost her job at a store that burned down. The car will help her find employment in Phoenix.

"Getting around for my interview, going to the grocery store, just stuff, just life that you just take for granted."

After signing over the title, David got a well-deserved hug.

"She just kept whispering in my ear ‘thank you thank you so much you really don't know how this is going to help me out so much and change my life,'" says Smedstad.

Now the woman and her Doberman are on the road to rebuilding their life.

"If I can be a little bit of a support to her and put a little bit of sunshine back in her day through this dark time that she's going through, then you know it makes me feel absolutely fantastic as a human being."

David even filled the tank all the way up.

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices