Thrift shop owner helps family who lost belongings to fire

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One local storeowner is doing her part to help a needy family of four.

As News 12 reported, Ayana Braithwaite lost all her valuables after a fire at her NYCHA apartment in May. She hoped the housing authority would help her replace her belongings but it did not.

Ann Dorr, owner of the Quite Peacock Thrift Shop, stepped in and decided to take action.

"I opened this shop to do good, to help people that need things," Dorr said. "When I saw her news story I immediately wanted to help."

Braithwaite's family was invited to take home kitchen appliances, clothing and toys while they work to rebuild.

Braithwaite says she is very grateful and appreciates everything that Dorr has offered her family.

The Quite Peacock Thrift Shop says the family has an open invite to return if they need anything else.

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