Rappers donate to Ohio mom who lost 5 kids in fire

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on September 18, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 18 at 12:01 PM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Rappers The Game and Drake plan to donate $22,500 to help an Ohio woman pay for the funerals of her five children and boyfriend who died in a mobile home fire.

A spokesman for the family said The Game on Tuesday called the fast-food restaurant where the woman works and asked what he could do to help her.

Anna Angel's five children and her boyfriend were killed early Sunday when a fast-moving fire tore through their mobile home in Tiffin, about 50 miles southeast of Toledo. Angel was working at a Burger King at the time and raced home on her bicycle when she learned of the fire.

A funeral for the children is scheduled for Thursday.

The Game told Angel's boss that he and Drake each wanted to donate $10,000 and asked what else she needed, said Keith Hodkinson, the family spokesman.

When the rapper was told that Angel did not have a car, he added $2,500 more to the donation, Hodkinson said.

Neighbors said after the fire that Angel's only transportation was her bicycle and that she was often seen riding with her children behind in a bike trailer for kids.

Representatives for the rappers have been in contact with a bank in northwest Ohio that is handling donations and expect to complete the transaction within the next two days, Hodkinson said.

Community members already have raised about $16,000 for the family.

Angel lost everything she owned in the fire, and the hope is that the fund will help her get back on her feet, Hodkinson said.

"She's extremely grateful, touched," he said. "But she's still in shock."

Donations can be sent to the Anna Angel Donation Fund, US Bank, 730 West Market St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883.

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