Family who lost home to fire, gets brand new house

It's been six months since Robany Pittman and her children, one of which is handicapped , saw the home they made so many memories in go up in flames.

"I was really devastated I was at work and I got a phone call. My kids were at school so I was thankful for that," said Pittman.

Early on an investigation revealed that a teenage boy broke into the Pittman's house while they weren't home, stole their property, and then set the house on fire to cover up his crime. Since then, Robany says the community has gone above and beyond to help her and her children get back on their feet.

"I didn't have to ask anyone for anything. As soon as it happened, I never asked anyone for anything, and I had gift cards coming, money coming, even my kids school was sending them clothes," said Pittman.

After months of hard work and dedication, volunteers with Wicomico County's Habitat for Humanity successfully built Robany and her kids a brand new house.

"Having to put her life back together with a son with disabilities, it's a struggle there, its immense and I didn't realize that and I think that it's important what we do and serving families it's really important," said the executive director for Wicomico County's Habitat for Humanity Molly Hilligoss.

And Robany says her and her family will *always* be grateful for those who've loved and supported throughout this process.

"Even through the midst of something tragic, God helped everything to turn out really good," said Robany.

Habitat for Humanity officials add that Robany and her two kids will be able to officially move in to their new home next week.

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