Pizzeria helps family who lost home after weekend fire

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(ABC 6 News) – Pasquale Presa, the owner of Pasquale’s Neighborhood Pizzeria is paying it forward to help a family in need who lost their home in a fire.

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He started a GoFundMe for his two employees at the pizzeria, Ross and Angel, who were unable to come to work.

So far, the GoFundMe page has raised more than $2,000.

$1,000 is coming from other employees at the store. When Pasquale got the text from them saying they couldn’t come to work because of what happened, he knew he wanted to help them as soon as he could.

"Hopefully they can get back to their house once everything gets fixed and remodeled, then you know what, they can look back and realize, you know what, in life, when someone goes through some tough times, there’s also good hope at the end that they can come out of it with a little bit of understanding of what it’s like to help others," Presa said.

Pasquale says Ross and Angel are living with their cousins right now, and he says, they plan to return to work.

If you would like to donate to the GoFundMe, visit here.