Construction begins for home of man who lost everything in fire

Yuma

Construction begins for home of man who lost everything in fire

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YUMA, Ariz. (KSWT News 13) – Construction for a burned house began today after three months of anticipation.

A fire completely destroyed Tony Gianopoulos' home last December.

Aimed at helping those needing a home, volunteers quickly took action.

Planning began as soon as they got the "okay" from the city.

Community members didn't hesitate to lend a helping hand.

"As soon as Tony's name was mentioned, that's all you had to do. People love Tony and they are willing to come forward. No questions asked," said Dick Tennent, a volunteer.

"That's the best part, when you're doing it for somebody who needs it."

Close to 20 volunteers turned out to lay the foundation on what will soon be Gianopoulos' house, including three professional builders.

The home is expected to be constructed, at least the framing part of it, by this Friday.

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