Church raises money for displaced Throgs Neck mother

A total of three families were displaced after a fire tore through a two-story home at 3550 E. Tremont Ave. on Sunday.

A total of three families were displaced after a fire tore through a two-story home at 3550 E. Tremont Ave. on Sunday. (5/1/15)

THE BRONX - A Throgs Neck mother who lost her home in a fire last weekend is getting overwhelming support from the neighborhood.

A total of three families were displaced after a fire tore through a two-story home at 3550 E. Tremont Ave. on Sunday.

Rebecca Borerro, a single mother, lost everything in the flames and moved in with her mother.

St. Benedict’s Church, just a couple of blocks away from her destroyed home, started an online fundraiser for her family, raising nearly $3,000 in one week.

"Everyone here has just carried us...they've carried us through this week," Borerro told News 12.

Throgs Neck also said they would help her reconstruct her home.

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