‘Thank you so much’: Family thanks strangers for giving them shelter during storm

Jon Pizzo and Rachel Holliday were on their way back home to Ohio after being with family. Their goal was to beat Wednesday’s storm.Their daughter and 2-week-old son were with them in the car. During their drive, they said the rain was coming down so hard that they couldn’t see. There were trees in the road at every turn and, suddenly, they found themselves trapped.”In the time it took us to figure out a tree was down here, another one had fallen behind us,” Pizzo said.”I pulled up my GPS because I don’t even know where we are anymore because we had turned around so many times,” Holliday added.Pizzo says he pulled into a driveway that had cars in it and started banging on the door.”So the lady opened the door and I said ‘Please, can we come in? We have a baby,’ and she said ‘Hurry up and get in here,'” he recalled.The woman grabbed towels for them and a mattress and a police officer next door took them into his basement.”If it wasn’t for those people, we were stuck in our car. I can’t imagine what could have happened, so we are grateful,” Pizzo said.Once the storm passed, the realization really hit of how close they came to losing their lives.”It took an hour and a half to get the two miles back to our house and I cried multiple times,” Pizzo said.His message for the strangers who took them in was a simple thank you.”Thank you so much. It may have saved our lives. And for them, no questions asked, some random guy, soaking wet, banging on your door,” Pizzo said. “It really helps restore your faith in humanity a little bit. They are my whole world and it was very scary in that moment and knowing the first house, they took us in, was pretty amazing.”

Jon Pizzo and Rachel Holliday were on their way back home to Ohio after being with family. Their goal was to beat Wednesday’s storm.

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Their daughter and 2-week-old son were with them in the car.

During their drive, they said the rain was coming down so hard that they couldn’t see. There were trees in the road at every turn and, suddenly, they found themselves trapped.

“In the time it took us to figure out a tree was down here, another one had fallen behind us,” Pizzo said.

“I pulled up my GPS because I don’t even know where we are anymore because we had turned around so many times,” Holliday added.

Pizzo says he pulled into a driveway that had cars in it and started banging on the door.

“So the lady opened the door and I said ‘Please, can we come in? We have a baby,’ and she said ‘Hurry up and get in here,'” he recalled.

The woman grabbed towels for them and a mattress and a police officer next door took them into his basement.

“If it wasn’t for those people, we were stuck in our car. I can’t imagine what could have happened, so we are grateful,” Pizzo said.

Once the storm passed, the realization really hit of how close they came to losing their lives.

“It took an hour and a half to get the two miles back to our house and I cried multiple times,” Pizzo said.

His message for the strangers who took them in was a simple thank you.

“Thank you so much. It may have saved our lives. And for them, no questions asked, some random guy, soaking wet, banging on your door,” Pizzo said. “It really helps restore your faith in humanity a little bit. They are my whole world and it was very scary in that moment and knowing the first house, they took us in, was pretty amazing.”

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