Bedford Co. Family Getting Help After Fire Destroys Home

Bedford Co., VA - A Bedford County family that was burned out of their home just before Christmas is saying "thank you" to all of those who have come to their aid.

The five members of the Wertz family have been living at the Orange Avenue Days Inn since the December 21 fire destroyed their home.

In that time, dozens have stepped forward, including strangers, to help. That included paying for their hotel room through the end of the year. "I just want to thank everybody's that helping and I hope everybody has a great New Years," said April Wertz.

The family says their insurance company is questioning the validity of their policy; claiming it lapsed two weeks before the fire.

They hope to have some answers after the New Year.