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Hundreds Raising Funds for Greenwood Park Mall Shooting Victims – WISH-TV |  Indianapolis News |  Indiana Weather forecast

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Sabrina Lopez says it’s normal for her community to lend support when a family faces tragedy or a financial burden. But she says she was overwhelmed by the nearly 400 people who turned out to fundraise for the victims of the Greenwood Park Mall shooting.

“I think we wiped the cheese from Sam’s club,” says Lopez, a volunteer. “I’m not kidding. We used over 200-300 pounds of cheese, beans, beef and pork.”

Lopez says the volunteers had been there since 6 a.m. and stayed after 8 p.m., due to the number of people queuing to get a classic Salvadoran pupusa.

“We never know when and how it can happen with other families,” says Sonia Mendoza, a supporter who stood in line for hours.

“I come from Honduras and I know that [some of Greenwood Park Mall victims] are from Salvador and who is close to us. You know, it’s Latin. All around these people understand why we are here and why we need to support each other,” Mendoza said.

All proceeds will go to the three victims of the Greenwood Park Mall shooting, Pedro Pineda, 56, Rosa Mirian Rivera de Pineda, 37, and Victor Gomez, 30.

Lopez says they weren’t able to get in touch with Gomez’s family, but they were in touch with the Pineda family. She says all proceeds will be split evenly among the three victims.

A total of $26,430 was raised on Saturday.

“My message is to have faith,” Mendoza said.


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