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Coloradans Find Ways To Give In Aftermath Of Fires, Tragedy

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People donated to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund and the Wildfire Relief on Friday morning where the CBS Buzz Bus was parked at Dazbog Coffee at 12th & Speer.  (credit: CBS)

People donated to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund and the Wildfire Relief on Friday morning where the CBS Buzz Bus was parked at Dazbog Coffee at 12th & Speer. (credit: CBS)

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DENVER (CBS4)- Coloradans found interesting ways to give to those communities who have experienced a difficult summer.

The CBS Buzz Bus was parked at Dazbog at 12th and Speer for the Aurora Victim Relief Fund and Wildfire Relief during the fundraiser.

Dozens of people stopped by, some donated hundreds of dollars at a time, others donated their spare change in what was left over after they paid for their coffee. It all added up.

“Getting people to be supportive is fantastic,” said Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan. “Something happens in Aurora, it’s family. We take care of family.”

Perhaps the most generosity seen during the day was from four children from Strasburg. Abigayle Tate, 8, and her three younger siblings. They set up a lemonade and popcorn stand and raised $122 in four hours.

“I know a lot of people got hurt so I wanted to help, not be selfish. You do what you want and there are a lot of people that are really injured that need your help,” said Abigayle.

“That’s the Colorado spirit. I mean, simply put, that’s how we respond. That’s how we come together,” said Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. “This has always been a state that has been close and when tragedy strikes we come together as a family.”

The CBS Buzz Bus will be at Red Rocks Amphitheater for the My Morning Jacket concert Friday evening. People who stopped by the Buzz Bus at Dazbog Coffee Friday morning also could win tickets to see Friday’s concert. However, anyone can stop by the Buzz Bus.

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Siblings from Strasburg joined the Aurora Victim Relief and Wildfire Relief to raise money in the aftermath of shootings and wildfires in Colorado. (credit: CBS)

RELATED LINKS: Aurora Victim Relief Fund
Wildfire Relief

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