A Detroit father of five said Thursday that he was “devastated” after his home and work truck were destroyed in riots that occurred in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. The man, identified by a local Fox affiliate as Roderick Reynolds, said he put all his money into the house.
H/T: Daily Caller
“I put my family first. I put every dollar I got into this house,” Reynolds told Fox. “It’s a lot of stuff that I want, but I prioritize for my family. Every dollar. Every dollar I get I put into my house, and I take care of my kids.”
“It’s devastating for me, but I mean, I’m a big boy, so I’m gonna just keep on pushing,” he continued.
Roderick Reynolds can't believe all of his hard work has now been reduced to rubble. pic.twitter.com/ZClLSDcYLb— East Feed (@eastfeed) June 5, 2020
From the GoFundMe page created for the family:
Hard working father of 5 home burned to ground after being set ablaze on Thursday morning. Family dog was lost in fire. Father purchased home from land bank for his family an was working day an night on home. Home was a few weeks away from being habitable so that he could obtain home insurance. This is beyond heart breaking to receive a call that your home you invested blood, sweat, and tears in literally was no more.
For anyone wanting more info on this incredible man, here’s the link to the Fox article. His name is Roderick Reynolds. https://t.co/vuLwrx5ITm— AW (@slightedge11) June 5, 2020
Father of 5 loses house in fire he had been fixing up for his family. Community raises $266K in less than a day for him. pic.twitter.com/V38Gy03HyV— East Feed (@eastfeed) June 5, 2020
Roderick Reynolds seems to be an absolutely wonderful man. I’m so glad that some good came from that utter sadness of losing his home. https://t.co/PQKh8spfTR— Olivia (@oliviapeay27) June 6, 2020