Community comes together to help family of fire victims

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PHOENIX -- Friends of a Maricopa family devastated by a deadly mobile home fire came together Sunday afternoon to help the victims.

Michelle Mariano, 22, died in Friday's fire. Mariano's 28-year-old sister, Marion, and nearly 2-year-old daughter, Eden, were both badly burned and are recovering at Maricopa County Medical Center. Mariano's other child -- a 3-year-old boy named Jaylon -- is being called a hero for saving his baby sister.

The money raised at Sunday's car wash will help pay for Mariano's funeral expenses, as well as new clothes the children.

If you'd like to contribute, go to any TruWest Credit Union. The account is under the name Mariano.