Virginia Beach bus drivers take action after co-worker loses everything in house fire

Posted at 5:18 PM, Feb 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-23 19:24:23-05

Virginia Beach, Va. - For the last 15 years, Tammy Boyer has been picking up children as a Virginia Beach school bus driver but today her co-workers are picking her up in different way after her home is destroyed in a fire.

"It's sad, everything is gone," Tammy Boyer exclusively told NewsChannel 3. "I'm trying to survive day by day, trying to get everything organized, but where do you start?"

Boyer's home on Peony Arch in Virginia Beach was destroyed in a fire on Friday. She says firefighters believe it started on the porch. Boyer is a single mom, and her special needs son was the only one home and escaped the fire with no injuries.

Virginia Beach fire officials say the cause is still under investigation, but her home is now condemned.

"I'm homeless until I find a new place," Boyer said. "It's devastating."

But on Tuesday, her co-workers and fellow Virginia Beach school bus drivers took action.

"I saw her crying and it killed me," said bus driver Monica Miller. "It killed me and I stopped to go to her and it was just sad because there was nothing you say."

However, Miller thought of something she could do. Starting a GoFundMe page for her friend.

"As bus drivers, we have to be a family because it's hard. People think it's easy but it's not. So we are each other's family and we try to help out each other when we can," Miller added.

The GoFundMe page has already raised more than $300 dollars in just a few days.

"My co-workers, they are amazing, they really are," Boyer said. "I love them to death, you know when you feel like you are secluded then they all come at you and you feel all that love it's like 'Oh my Gosh'."