DAVENPORT, Fla. – A teenager thought attending her school’s homecoming dance was out of the question after a fire destroyed her home. But when her school found out, the community rallied to give her a dream homecoming experience.
“I’m just amazed. I’m so grateful — I don’t know I’m just speechless,” Nicholette told WFTS with tears running down her cheeks.
Nicolette Salvato’s Davenport, Florida home burned down during Hurricane Matthew. She had no clothes and no money to spare on a ticket for the homecoming dance or a dress.
When Ridge Community High School administrators learned she was forgoing the school dance because of tough situation, they hooked her up with a free ticket. Local businesses in the area provided her with everything she would need for a magical night.
“They said she had a guardian angel,” said Courtney Salvato, Nicolette’s mother.
A local boutique gave Nicolette a dress, and he got her hair, makeup and nails done, free of charge.
“I’m just so thankful, and so humbled,” Salvato told Inside Edition.