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Family recovering from flood, gets adopted

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- A wish comes true for a Cedar Rapids family forced out of their home by the Floods of 2008.

Sunday, the ''Adopt a Family'' organization showed up with a truckload boxes full of donated goods from Target for Kim Kaleo-Klein's family.

Volunteers also helped the family paint and fix up their house.  18 inches of water ruined the home, leaving mold in many rooms.

Fema gave the family $28,000 to build a new home, but they knew that was not enough.

"We're very thankful we had somebody come in and donate time and money because so many people just kind-of look at it, are interested in what's happening but don't really do much," said Kim Kaleo-Klein.

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