VIRGINIA BEACH, Va (WVEC) -- A home turned into rubble. It's a tough sight for Suzanne Lingo.

"I don't know, it's kind of just Crazy,” Lingo said. “I just can't believe this."

Lingo is usually always smiling, but recently it's been tough.
The clothes she wears are borrowed. She doesn't know where the next place is she'll lay her head.

A fire destroyed her Shore Dr. home Christmas day.

"All of a sudden, it was just spreading everywhere. Fire coming out of the coming off the roof."

Within minutes Lingo says a malfunction with a space heater made flames erupt. Lingo, her boyfriend, and two dogs got out safely.

The mother says virtually everything was destroyed, but she's hoping one item is inside that belonged to someone very special.

"My daughter's class ring," Lingo said.

Lingo's 17-year-old daughter unexpectedly died in September. She was too devastated to go into detail, but said the ring is one of the last memories left of her daughter.

"I just would like to find it. I know she's in my heart, but it would be really nice to have," Lingo said. "It was going to be a really crummy Christmas to not have my daughter who was the only person I cared about buying all my gifts for and being with."

In the meantime, the community and neighbors have pulled together for the family. Some have given money and others made signs in hopes of finding the family's cat that was presumed dead.

"They're just wonderful people and we're going to help them in any way we can," said neighbor Jeremy Williamson.

Lingo specifically thanks the firefighters for their dedication even on a holiday.

Lingo said she did not have insurance and any donations would help.

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