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UPDATE: Chattanooga home is burglarized just days before Christmas

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UPDATE: Many Channel 3 viewers have asked how they can help the Kitchens family.

If you'd like to help, you can contact Korrina Kitchens directly at (423) 693-8369.

Clothing sizes for the girls are:

  • 11 year old girl- 7-9 juniors 9 1/2 shoes
  • 10 year old girl- 5-7 juniors 8 shoes
  • 6 & 7 year old girls- 7 kids 1 1/2 shoes
  • 6 year old boy- 7 kids 2 1/2 shoes

Korrina Kitchens at 423-693-8369

One family is trying to stay in the Christmas spirit after their home was ransacked this week, leaving them with practically nothing.

Now three days before Christmas, they're picking up the pieces.

Everything from toys to tennis shoes were taken from the home, the only thing that went untouched, was the Christmas tree.

"I had actually taken 3 of my children to the dentist, one had surgery on her tooth and the other two just went for a routine cleaning," said Korrina Kitchens.
 
When Kitchens and her five children came back home, they were greeted with the back door busted in and the house different than they left it.
 
"I had just bought my two daughters coats for Christmas, they're gone," said Kitchens. "My old phones were missing."
 
They even stole a pair of shoes that belonged to her eight-year-old son who died four years ago.
 
"I can go and buy the same shoes, but they won't smell like him. They're not his, they won't belong to him, so I can't get that back," said Kitchens.
 
Kitchens tells Channel 3 everything valuable was taken from the home. But the things that were left behind were ruined.
 
"You took most of everything we had and what you left you tore up, why tear it up?" said Kitchens. "My house was trashed."

"My couch was ripped up, my bed was flipped over. I don't know what they did but it broke my frame." said Kitchens. "I don't know what they were looking for."
 
Now three days before Christmas, Kitchens says it just won't be the same.
 
"I had to explain to my kids that this year is not going to be the same and we know the real reason for Christmas," said Kitchens. "I had gotten everything for them already."
 
Kitchens says the most important thing that was taken, was their security and all she wants for Christmas is to live in a place where she and her children feel safe.
 
"It would be great to be away from here so we could have some peace," said Kitchens.
 
Kitchens encourages everyone to take extra precautions during the holidays and says to always be aware of your surroundings.

If you would like to know how you can help the family, email Channel 3 Eyewitness News Reporter Megan Brantley.

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