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The evening of October 16, 2013, a young Peoria couple experienced a tragic, devastating accident that destroyed their home and all of their personal belongings. They sustained 2nd and 3rd degree burns over 50% of their bodies and have gone through a lengthy hospital stay. Their recovery process has been long and they still have a ways to go, but they are working toward it with ground breaking skin grafts, multiple surgeries, positive attitudes, and help from their family and friends, as well as the community.

To help, AFSCME Local 3282 teamed up with The Peoria Firefighters Charities, to gather donations for this family in need. Several organizations and groups have rallied together to help this family get back to something they can call home, with many local businesses donating or reducing the costs for goods and services to support this family. Reconstruction on the home is now complete, but we are still working to gather fixtures and personal items that need to be replaced. (Furniture and bedding, appliances, clothing, towels and linens, pantry and food stuffs, laundry items, yard and garage implements, etc. All the little items that are taken for granted on a daily basis. If you can help, please do!)

A "house warming" ceremony took place on for May 23, 2015, where we had the opportunity to thank donors for an overwhelming show of generosity. Not only did the community come out to show their support, we were honored to host members of Peoria's City Council, including Mayor Cathy Carlat, Vice Mayor Jon Edwards, and Councilmembers Vicki Hunt, Carlo Leone, Michael Finn, and Bridget Binsbacher. Also in attendance were multiple news organizations, providing coverage (Channel 3, Channel 5, Channel 10, Channel 15, the Peoria Times and Glendale-Peoria Today). We even had a surprise guest... Arizona Coyotes "Howler"!!!! Visit our image gallery page to see pictures!!!

The AFSMCE Angels and The Peoria Firefighters Charities are a "non-profit charitable organization" with a 501(c)(3) tax identification number. Please check with your accounting department, as to the IRS tax donation deductions available. To submit a donation and receive a letter with the 501(c)(3) information, please submit your request via the form at the bottom of the page. (Additionally, please feel free to send a copy of your company logo, for inclusion on a follow up sponsor/donor listing appreciation page. Email logos to: administrator@afsmce3282.org)

Currently, this charity is not accepting cash/check donations, although gift cards are acceptable. However, if you would like to contribute monetarily, the couple’s families are accepting assistance from the community to help pay for damages and medical expenses. To do so, please fill out the form below.

Thank you, in advance, for choosing to donate to this worthy cause and a HUGE thank you to those who have already donated.
 

Tiara del Rio

Beau Zimbro


The Accident

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Recovery

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Tiara Del Rio, 21, and her boyfriend were seriously burned when a Peoria home exploded. Now she's finally made it out of the hospital, through rehab and returns home.

Beau Zimbro and his girlfriend, Tiara Del Rio, were seriously burned when the Peoria home they were inside exploded. Zimbro has spent 108 days recovering in the hospital, most of which he was unconscious for. Del Rio was released from the hospital two weeks ago.


Rebuilding

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Thank you to all who Donated!!

Offers to donate, or a request for a 501(c)(3) letter? Please fill out the form below.

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A To Z Equipment Rentals

Adriana Garcia Rivera

AFSCME Local 3282

Amayah Vaughn

Andrew R.

April Anderson

Arizona Coyotes

Arizona Diamondbacks

Ballpark Pizza and Subs

BayWa r.e. renewable energy

Black Platinum Solar

Blackmore Concrete Llc

Camelback Toyota

Casey Levandowski

Charlie

Cheryl Mullis

Chris Rimbert

City of Peoria Firefighters

Councilperson Vicki Hunt

Dennis & Debra Chase

Diamond Jim's

Diana Nickels

Don Fenderson

Doug Hughes

Dreams With Colors Inc.

Easy Rest

Enphase Energy

Erik & Leslie McMorrow

Fermin Fierro

Fran Krugen

Glendale Animal Hospital

Gracie's Floral Creations

Harley Davidson

Imperial Iron Works LLC

Jeremy & Christine Divers

Jill & Dave Zimbro

John & Barbara Hayes

Josh Kane

Josue Valencia

Juan Alvarez

Koinonia PFD

Laser Quest

Leah Arias

LG

Mark Hermann

Massage Envy

Mattress Depot

Mayor Cathy Carlat (City of Peoria)

(Ryan) McDermott Construction LLC w/ Mike Jenkins

Michelle Dobrosky

Michelle Gilbreath

Mike & Ronda's, The Place

Mike Pecina

Parlour 7 Tattoo

Perry and Pam Peters

Pet Club

P.F. Changs

Pointe Hilton

Pool Corp

Red Robin

Richard Escarcega

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

Rock Solid Concrete

Roman Ulman

Royce Masonry

R/S Service & Supply

Safeway

Samantha Caran

Sarah Slankard

Sheri Van Horsen

Shooter's World

Sinful Skin Tattoo

Sky Zone

Summer Winds Nursery

Task Fitness

The Stock Shop

Theresa "Recee" Hamilton

Thunderbird Pools

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

Tom Davis

Tom, Debbie & Jason Kiefer

Tuff Spa

TYR Tactical & Jason Beck

Walter & Kellie Crenshaw

Wesco Distribution

Wet & Wild

Younger Brothers Concrete