DESPITE being just 17, Jonah Pittman has shown maturity beyond his age to help raise money for his relatives after a shocking house fire at Muswellbrook.
Earlier this month, Flynn and Jason Howarth's home burnt down, with just a functioning fire alarm preventing them being harmed.
The Shaw Cresent premises was badly damaged, but Jonah was determined to make sure their spirits weren't and went about crowd-sourcing funds for his relatives.
He hosted a party and charged an entry fee, which people were more than happy to pay given the cause.
Incredibly, in the space of just a week he was able to make $1000.
The teenager's now given the much-needed money to his uncle, who he describes as the backbone of the family.
The Howarths were incredibly touched by the gesture, and have expressed their thanks for his efforts.
While there is a lot of rebuilding to do, the generosity will still help buy some of the necessities such as food and clothes.
Jonah's mother said she was extremely proud of her son's initiative, and drive, to help others.
Finally, he also took the opportunity to speak about the importance of smoking alarms, stating they may be the only reason his relatives got out alive.
It's certainly an important lesson ahead of Christmas, and it's also a heart-warming story about the togetherness of family.
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