Forest Grove Raises Money For Grieving Family
October 24, 2013, 2:39 pm
By Jeremy Scott
FOREST GROVE, Ore. -- The community is still hurting at the tragic news that two young sisters were hit by a car and killed outside their home. They opened their hearts and wallets on Thursday to help the grieving family.
The Sugar Shack at 19th and Main donated proceeds to the family of 6-year-old Anna Dieter-Eckerdt and 11-year-old Abigail Robinson.
"This happened right up my street and I just feel the impact. Somebody put the little bug in my ear, and I thought, yes I have to do it. I was more or less compelled to do it," said owner Tami Doner.
The line was around the block starting bright and early with people coming in non-stop. They raised $4,500 and that's way more than anyone could have imagined.
Other businesses put money into the collection can. The family is accepting donations for funeral expenses through the Dieter-Robinson Fund at Columbia Community Bank
or at Sonrise Church
"There's a lot of tears in eyes as they come through," Doner added. She says a lot of people thanked her and the turnout was "amazing". The stand will continue to take donations.
The girls will be remembered this Saturday at the church. The public service starts at 10:00am.