WNY stepping up to help family in fatal fire

Posted at 6:41 PM, Feb 22, 2016

Donations are coming in by the truck load to Mt. Hope Community Church for the Johnson family. This family lost everything in a house fire on Humber Avenue on Friday.

Two men, including Demetrius Johnson Sr., were killed in the fire. Johnson died after saving his 8-yea- old daughter, Treasure, from the burning home. She suffered burns over 90 percent of her body.

People from as far as Michigan are reaching out to this family. Many of them sent cards and some are dropping off house hold appliances, food and clothes to Mt. Hope Community Church.

This Buffalo church got involved with this after hearing this family's story on 7 Eyewitness News. Pastor Charles Walker is working with several people in the community to get this family a fully furnished home.

"We have a gentleman searching to find a viable place where they can stay at," Walker said.

Monday afternoon a relative informed 7 Eyewitness News that 3-year-old Demetrius Johnson Jr., who was in the fire and suffered smoke inhalation, was released from the hospital.

If you would like to drop off a donation for this family, you can do so at the Mt. Hope Community Church at 1326 Broadway in Buffalo. It's open everyday from noon until 4pm.