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Old 12-28-2011, 11:25 PM
 
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Its RIGHT after Christmas, not even new years, these kids just lost both their parents and I'm sitting here wishing my town was the kind of town that got together to do something for the family.
Parker is that kind of town. Also, according to the 9News website, a fund for the kids has been set up at Wells Fargo.
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:14 AM
 
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Parker is that kind of town. Also, according to the 9News website, a fund for the kids has been set up at Wells Fargo.
I've never once ever seen this community come together over anything. Were such a small town in size I mean the MAIN sections of town minus the abundance of neighborhoods it takes just a few minutes to drive the 4 main streets that make up our town in a circle. Later at night I could literally get across town in a matter of seconds but we do have a considerable population.

I'm from small towns. Like Andy griffith small, I've see it there but here its like so disconnected.

And yes I saw the wells Fargo thing too but that's so impersonal and anonymous.
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:16 AM
 
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So why don't you start something for them? Generally people will get involved if a function is there.
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:22 AM
 
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You live in Colorado, right, if I remember you mentioning it once?

I would pray for the children. Going to do something for them would remind them of their ordeal and what they miss. I hope they have relatives who take custody of them.
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:39 AM
 
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You live in Colorado, right, if I remember you mentioning it once?

I would pray for the children. Going to do something for them would remind them of their ordeal and what they miss. I hope they have relatives who take custody of them.

It need not be something they actually see or even something they get now. People can take up a drive to make money for a college fund for the kids, or to send them on a nice summer trip this year, or just to help out the parents who are now taking care of them.
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:43 AM
 
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And yes I saw the wells Fargo thing too but that's so impersonal and anonymous.
What is wrong with anonymous?
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:54 AM
 
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So in light of recent events(I'll make a long story short.)
A mother of three was shot and killed yesterday at a McDonalds in my town by her ex-husband, she was hit three times in the chest while her kids were inside, she was pretty much DOA and pronounced on the way to the ER. The ex-husband was found about 3 hours later almost in the town below me in some open space by his truck, he shot himself in the head.


Its RIGHT after Christmas, not even new years, these kids just lost both their parents and I'm sitting here wishing my town was the kind of town that got together to do something for the family.

When tragic events happen do you get your kids to help out in some sort of way?
And what would be good things to do in this kind of situation that could get families and their kids to want to help this family?
Probably right now these kids don't need any publicity, they have to learn to cope with what has happened and grieve privately. Hopefully they have family members that are taking care of them.

Otherwise they are probably being placed in a foster home, that would be one way to be involved with kids in need, to volunteer in some way with children or become a foster home. I know that when parents are arrested or hospitalized, if there aren't family members to take the kids, they get placed in foster homes, sometimes for a short time until it's figured out what will be done with them such as relatives living far away will take them.

And there is getting involved with prevention efforts, working with victims of domestic abuse.
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