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Krispy Kreme Meridian raises money for children of shooting victims

All funds raised go to children's future education and well-being
Posted at 8:15 PM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 11:34:40-05

MERIDIAN — After a tragic shooting left three people dead in Meridian earlier this month, a business in the Treasure Valley is raising money for the children of the two victims.

Krispy Kreme in Meridian gave away free donuts Wednesday asking for donations for the children of Heidi and Jose De Leon. 100 percent of the profits go to the daughters of the family. The money will go to the education, general well being, and living costs.

The owner says they made 4000 dollars in the first hour of the event.

"We are paying for the labor. We are paying for the food and it's all for a good cause. We are family owned business and it's a family in the community in need. So, we are here to support them," said Brian Songberg, Krispy Kreme Meridian owner.

Songberg said that the children of the De Leon's were at the fundraiser and seemed to be in good spirits. A total of 23 thousand dollars was raised by the end of the night.