Selah comes together for a neighbor in need

Selah comes together for a neighbor in need »Play Video
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SELAH, Wash. -- Sometimes it takes a tragedy to come together.

"I got here at 9 O'clock last night. I drove over from Woodinville Washington and I've been here since, I've been up since I ran and took a shower came back," said volunteer Dawn Moore.

"This is just overwhelming like a rain shower of love," said Gerta Woelks.

Gerta and Verner Woelk's home was left in ruins after a lightning strike earlier this month. Gerta barely escaped.

"I opened the sliding door there came flames and my house was already on fire," she said.

It was a worst case scenario. The couple doesn't have insurance and after the fire, they had no idea what to do, but they didn't need to.

They received an outpouring of support for friends, neighbors, and people they had never even met .

"We went to their house and we prayed with them because we heard what happened and we've become friends with them and got to know them just through this," said Chrystyna Morals.

Morals is one of the dozens of volunteers working to raise money for Gerta and Verner. Just this weekend, a giant yard sale brought-in close to $6,000. That's on top of other donations totaling $13,000. All for two people who were left with just the clothes on their backs.

The family put up this sign to say thank you to everyone who's helped out but they say these two words really aren't enough.

"Thank you, thank you, thank you," said Gerta Woelks.

"Yeah I've been thinking all the time what can you say, what can you do, in order to tell the people thank you you know," said her husband Verner Woelks.

If you would like to help out a dinner is planned for August 29 at the Selah Civic Center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.