Melissa Allen, a grandmother of three young children — Josiah, 5, Alanah, 8, and Aliyah, 2 — needs some financial help after a fire burned her home and destroyed most of her belongings. Allen stands with her grandchildren inside her fire-damaged bedroom on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017.
Melissa Allen, a grandmother of three young children — Josiah, 5, Alanah, 8, and Aliyah, 2 — needs some financial help after a fire burned her home and destroyed most of her belongings. Allen stands with her grandchildren inside her fire-damaged bedroom on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. CARL JUSTE cjuste@miamiherald.com
Melissa Allen, a grandmother of three young children — Josiah, 5, Alanah, 8, and Aliyah, 2 — needs some financial help after a fire burned her home and destroyed most of her belongings. Allen stands with her grandchildren inside her fire-damaged bedroom on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. CARL JUSTE cjuste@miamiherald.com

A fire took this grandmother’s home. But it couldn’t take her hope.

December 08, 2017 06:00 AM