John Thielman, a longtime friend of the Condrons, has led an effort to rebuild the home, on Land Rush Drive in north Arlington. The Condrons had no homeowners insurance and were so grief-stricken that they were having difficulty forming a plan to rehabilitate the home, he said.

Thielman, who is active in community groups and his church, First United Methodist of Arlington, found plenty of support to undertake the project.

“I’ve got a very strong faith,” he said. “I know people are really good out there. I just ask, and within 15 seconds people are saying yes.”