Follow-up Friday: Gas finally returns to tenants in Bronx and mom of son with autism

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NEW YORK — PIX11 News has been busy helping viewers who had no where else to turn. Here is an update on some of the women, men and families we've featured:

The residents of 1686 Clay Ave. were without gas for months.

PIX11 News teamed up with the Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and turned up the pressure on the landlord.

"Thanks to PIX11 News and our office, these families are finally getting the services they need," said Diaz Jr., personally visiting Magaly Negron, one of the residents without gas.

Goya Foods also heard about the tenants' plight and delivered their products to the entire building.

"It's like Thanksgiving and Christmas today," said Negron, smiling ear to ear.

For years, Marvin Cohen and the residents of his assisted living facility in Staten Island were collecting the tops of cans to donate to the children of the Ronald McDonald House.
He asked PIX11 News for help delivering the tabs to the charity.

The CEO of the Ronald McDonald House, Dr. Ruth Browne, was so touched by the story, she visited Cohen personally to thank him.

"Thank you PIX11 and Marvin for you generosity. You are an example to others," said Browne, shaking Cohen's hand.

If you want to give go to the Ronald McDonald House, click here.

Kelly Croft, the single mother of an 11-year-old boy with autism, called PIX11 News for help getting her gas back on and services for her son.

"I've tried everywhere, and no one will help me," Croft said.

PIX11 News called National Grid. They stepped in immediately and Croft is now able to cook for her son.

Autism Speaks is also helping Croft find much needed services for her son. For services from Autism Speaks, click here.