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Nov 29, 2013 8:31 PM

Community Helps Family in Need

CORPUS CHRISTI - Since we introduced you to the Zipprian family on Thursday, our newsroom has been flooded with phone calls from people wanting to help them out.

After police officers found the family of five living out of their car in the Walmart parking lot, the officers found them a rental home, but it needs a lot of work before the family can move in.

Countless people have offered to donate everything from furniture to paint to toilets in an effort to get the house ready for them.

Ricky Zipprian has been working at Walmart after losing his job. He has a bachelor's degree in education. His wife, Amy also lost her job and is struggling to take care of their three children.

Donations for the family can be dropped off at the customer service desk in the Parkdale Plaza Walmart. A bank account has also been set up at the First Convenience bank under Richard Zipprian's name. First Convenience Bank branches can be found inside most HEB and Walmart stores.

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