Black People : Stevie Wonder pays funeral fees for 5 children in Philly fire

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  1. Destee

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    Stevie Wonder pays funeral fees for 5 children in Philly fire

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    PHILADELPHIA - Stevie Wonder has arranged to pay the funeral expenses for five children who were killed in a city row house fire, his publicist said.

    Wonder was heartbroken after hearing about the blaze and wanted to do something to help the family, Ira Tucker said.

    "I don't think he's ever done anything like this before," Tucker said. "It's just good that something can be lifted from them."

    Wonder, 55, also hopes to visit with the families while he is in Philadelphia for the Live 8 concert July 2, Tucker was quoted Friday as saying.

    "Stevie feels good about this," Tucker said. "It's been just a heart-wrenching thing."

    The June 12 blaze in the city's Kensington neighborhood killed sisters Summer Cooke, 5; Samantha Bowers, 4; and Sabrina Dickson, 22 months. Two of their cousins who lived nearby - Amber Johnson, 3, and Reginald Ringgold, 1 - also died.

    The three sisters' mother, Shannon Bowers, 21, and her boyfriend, Lester Cooke, 33, escaped by jumping from a second-floor window into a children's wading pool on the sidewalk.

    Investigators still are trying to determine what sparked the fire.

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    I think what Mr. Wonder is doing is beautiful from his heart ...
    this was a sad way to help some children but it's also a very
    good thing someone could step up and help this family !
     
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    This was indeed sad to hear. I'm glad Mr. Wonder helped these families
     
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    I am glad that Stevie Wonder could help this family with their loss.
    Blessings will fall upon him as well as we need to continue tolift the family and friends up in prayer for those who have losss those close to them.
    Applauds to Stevie Wonder
     
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