AURORA, Colo. – Our generous Denver7 viewers donated more than $5,000 to help a single mother and her two daughters after a fire broke out in their Aurora apartment and destroyed their belongings just before Christmas.
When we first met Vanessa Moreno Mares and her daughters — Sophia, 5, and Melody, 1 — they were working to pick up the pieces. Flames broke out in their apartment in the 4000 block of Picadilly Street around 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 12.
Fire officials ruled the fire was accidental and caused by combustibles that were too close to a heat source.
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Help Aurora single mom and her two daughters start over after apartment fire
After our story aired, our generous viewers donated $5,400 to help them during this difficult time. Denver7 took the family on a shopping spree at Walmart, where they purchased much-needed household items and clothes.
"I wanna thank everyone for helping us out. It means a lot," she said. "It has helped us out a lot. Thank you."
Denver7 was also able to take the family to Carter's and help them purchase groceries.
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