Tyler Perry to rebuild woman's burned home

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2010 file photo, Tyler Perry attends a special screening of 'For Colored Girls' at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. Entertainment mogul Tyler Perry is offering to rebuild the home of an 88-year-old great-grandmother who lost all her belongings in a fire. Rosa Lee Ransby and her 4-year-old great-granddaughter escaped the fire Tuesday that destroyed her home of 40 years in Coweta County, southwest of Atlanta. Coweta County firefighters began soliciting donations, and calls flooded in. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

December 25, 2010 5:10:55 PM PST
Entertainment mogul Tyler Perry is offering to rebuild the home of an 88-year-old great-grandmother who lost all her belongings in a fire.

Rosa Lee Ransby and her 4-year-old great-granddaughter escaped the fire Tuesday that destroyed her home of 40 years in Coweta County, southwest of Atlanta. Coweta County firefighters began soliciting donations, and calls flooded in.

The Atlanta-based filmmaker visited Ransby's neighborhood Thursday and pledged to rent her a house for a year, pay for her utilities, buy her furniture and then build her a new home.

Coweta Fire Chief Todd Moore said Perry's decision "made my Christmas."

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Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html


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