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Family Duped By Contractor Finally Gets Good News

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NETHER PROVIDENCE TWP., Pa. -

Last week their life savings was gone. Their new home addition left in shambles and their faith in humanity lost.

Last summer the Brooks family paid a man their entire savings of $26,000, to build a new 3 room addition on their Nether Providence Township home.

It turns out the contractor wasn't licensed, wasn't permitted to do the job. Everything he did build, had to be torn down.

Just hours after our story aired on Fox 29, the Brooks family found out the right person happened to be watching.

"They gave us the news that they were going to come out here with no money out of our pocket they were going to fix this we don't have to do anything," explained Janet Brooks.

Reynolds Construction of King of Prussia, happens to be building a multi-million dollar expansion at Nether Providence Elementary School, just 3 blocks away from the Brooks' home.

Reynolds is spearheading the effort with help local contractors, 2 architecture firms will be donating their time. The township is also waiving permit fees. The Brooks will now get that addition thanks to a donation worth up to $40,000.

"We certainly hope if makes them feel relieved that they get something for their life saving they invested in the end. And it certainly helps the people the people contributing as much as the people themselves. I'm sure it feels good collectively that the group was able to help," said Michael O'Rourke of GKO Architects.

For the first time in 16 years mom and dad won't have to sleep on a sofa bed, and their 2 children with autism will now have their own rooms.

"I felt a little upset and I felt bad for my mom and dad. And I am also glad it's going to get done," said Paul Brooks Jr.

The contractor is still looking for labor and materials to be donated, but they say if all goes according to plan, the Brooks will be in their home by early fall.

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