- Ladarrell Brown and Asia Summers lost their daughter and properties to a fire last month.
- A local automotive repair shop decided to help them rebuild by giving them a new minivan.
- The company, which also gave the family gas cards, said it was their way of giving back to a community that always showed them support.
A local business helped a grieving family in the best way they can.
Auto DR, an automotive repair shop in Ira Township, gifted a minivan to the family of Ladarrell Brown and Asia Summers, who lost their daughter and their properties after a devastating fire last month.
The company wrote on Facebook, “The family lost everything, including their eldest daughter.”
According to local FOX station WJBK, the fire broke out around 4 a.m. on March 23. Ladarrell managed to rescue his children, ages 3, 4, 6, and 8.
But their daughter Laurii’ell suffered severe injuries and damage to her arms and face. She was taken to the hospital but sadly passed away days later.
Asia later told WJBK, “I can’t find the words to describe anything. We’re trying to keep our minds together for the sake of [the other children].”
Auto DR reached out to the family and knew just how they could help.
Owner Dustin Rutkowski said, “Our hearts and prayers go out to the family. To be able to give back to the community that has supported my business for the past decade is very heartwarming. I am hoping that we can do this on an annual basis.”
Dustin added, “I want to thank our customers and members of the Anchor Bay Chamber of Commerce that helped make this community outreach a reality.”
The company also gave the family $1,000 worth of gas cards.