U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick invited brothers Michael and Joey Mignogna, of Buckingham, to attend Tuesday’s State of the Union address in Washington, D.C.

The Mignogna family lost their home in an explosion caused by a propane leak last month. While there were no injuries, the explosion erased a lifetime of memories, belongings, and the family’s home of 17 years, the congressman said. The community has rallied around the family.

“What happened to the Mignognas can only be described as tragic. After hearing their story, I knew I had to do whatever I could to bring attention to them and provide any relief to Michael and Joey that I could during this difficult time,” said Fitzpatrick. “I am incredibly proud of the way that our community has rallied around the Mignogna family, and seeing the amount of support they have received does not surprise me one bit.”