REDMOND, Wash. - The community is stepping in to help a Redmond family after a two alarm fire destroyed their home.
At a local RE/MAX office, Mary Lou and Jillian Roels are collecting donations for the Follett family.
"It breaks your heart to see lightning strike twice in one family, and if you can do something you should do it," said Mary Lou.
The Follett family was in Walla Walla for a baseball tournament Friday morning when flames ripped through their home.
This isn't the first tragedy for the family.
In 2009, 16-year-old Jessie Follett suffered head injuries in a collision with a school bus.
The first responders to that crash where also the first responders to this morning's fire.
"You know Jessie is keeping up on Facebook everyday, posting inspirational quotes. She's the most positive girl I have ever known. Then something else happens to them," said Jillian.
Gary Poulos, the owner of a Redmond RE/MAX, said people can drop of donations for the Follett family during business hours at their office, located at 16310 NE 85th Street in Redmond.
"The best thing you can do is just be there for them, listen to them, and do the best you can," said Poulos.
In addition to collecting donations, friends hope to find temporary housing for the family. You can learn more here.