Tonight, they have their neighbors to thank for taking fast action


Monday night's storm nearly cost a Cuyahoga Falls couple their lives.

They took shelter in their basement but got trapped when the foundation of their house collapsed.

Tonight, they have their neighbors to thank for taking fast action.

Don Molesky and John Underwood had never met until Monday, and it's a good thing they did.

Underwood was headed to his sister's to help with flooding but stopped in front of a house.

"I started hearing this screaming," he said.

It was Mike Hammond's son. His mom and dad were trapped in their basement. Molesky and Underwood went in to help.

The collapsed foundation also broken a gas line. They had to act quickly.

They chopped and cut their way through the floor and pulled Michaelann Hammond to safety.

The Fire Department arrived and helped get Mike Hammond out. They may be heroes, but that never crossed their minds during the rescue.

The damage was so extensive to the Hammond home, it had to be condemned, and they lost everything.

Their church, Redeemer Lutheran Church in Cuyahoga Falls, is taking donations to help them get back on their feet. If you would like to help, please contact the church through their website,

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