Deon, Armoni, Dar'Shawn and Ay'Dariya, who died in the fire
Conyers DQ Restaurant
CONYERS, GA (CBS ATLANTA) -
A local Dairy Queen raised money Monday to help a family whose four children were killed in house fire earlier in early January.
News of the four children dying in the Jan. 8 fire in Conyers broke the hearts of hundreds of people in the small community.
The children, Ah'Dariya Glass, 9, Dar'Shawn Glass, 7, Armoni Roberts, 3, and Deon Glass, 8 months, were members of the Glass family, who lost everything in the early morning fire.
Keish Momim, the owner of a local DQ Restaurant, wanted to help the family, and had the idea to donate 10 percent of Monday's profits to the family.
"First thing you think about your own child, what if that was my child?" Momim told CBS Atlanta News.
Momim said he believes everyone in Conyers was affected one way or another because the degree of separation in the small community is slight.
"One of the children that perished actually went to my child's school," Momim said.
Since the tragedy, Momim brainstormed night and day, trying to find a way he could help before finally settling on donating a portion of his restaurant's profits to the Glass family.
"We are really doing what we can to kind of help a family out, because I can't imagine what the family is going through at this moment, knowing the fact that she lost four of her own," Momim said of the children's mother, Reeba Glass.
Dairy Queen customer Deryal Moss was also crushed by the children's deaths. But he said he wasn't surprised that DQ's owner decided to help.
"I think it's great because he's very civic minded anyway, he does a lot of things for the community," customer Deryal Moss said.
Momin said he hopes the community will respond with purchases so his donation can do a lot for the Glass family.
"It's one of these things that we have to pick up and learn from it and try to move forward," Momim said.
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