WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Two grandparents lost all of the Christmas gifts they had planned to give their six grandchildren in a fire on Tuesday, but DC Fire didn't let them go into the holiday empty-handed.
DC Fire teamed up with Local 36, a DC firefighter's organization, and Mary's Center, a federally funded local service agency, to collect gifts for the Dixons to give to their grandkids. They presented them with the gifts on the morning of Christmas Eve, at the Engine 15 fire station.
Although the grandkids begged to open their presents that day, their grandparents told them they'd have to wait for Christmas morning.
"All of them did a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful job," the grandfather, Maurice Dixon, said of the firefighters.
There is a YouCaring fundraiser going on right here to help the Dixons. Money raised help will help them rebuild after their loss.