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10-year-old brings comforts of home to fire victims
10-year-old brings comforts of home to fire victims

When the Hontz family lost their Hanover home to a fire last summer, it wasn't long before they started missing the basic necessities. First, it was a toothbrush. Then, a Band-Aid. But for Lauren Hontz, who was just 9 years old at the time, all she really wanted was a blanket to call her own. The family quickly received more blankets than they could possibly use, which gave Lauren an idea. If all she wanted was a blanket after her fire, then wouldn't other people want one too? With this in mind, she asked her parents if they could donate the extras. "I didn't think much of it," said Jennifer Hontz, Lauren's mother. "We put the blankets in a bin to save...

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