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Community steps up to help bed-bug-ridden apartment complex

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Tenants of a low incoming housing facility say bed bugs have taken over. You can see them oozing out of the walls, they cover furniture, and leave painful bites on the residents. One tenant called a local exterminator desperate for advice on how to get a handle on the problem. Instead, she got a Christmas miracle.

We told you about this story Monday night. Pointe Pest Control agreed to treat the entire 28 unit facility free of charge. They called it one of the worst bed bug cases they have every seen.

Nearly everything most of the tenants owned had to be thrown out because the infestation was that extreme. That's when our community stepped up to help them rebuild their lives.

"It's a Christmas miracle," said tenant Bobbie Seale. "It is a Godsend."

People from all over the community came out to donate new beds, chairs, couches, clothes, everything you could think of. The exterminators were also left stunned by the kindness, describing this as a "heartwarming situation."

If you are willing to donate, call 509.590.4100.

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