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Business helps family with sudden loss

By Bonnie Silkman , Weekend GMC Anchor / Reporter , bonnie.silkman@krdo.com
Published On: Jan 27 2014 02:34:58 PM CST

Arrazola Family Fund

FOUNTAIN, Colo. -

A small business is trying to help a family that suddenly lost a loving father and husband in a tragic accident.

Forty-one-year-old Pedro Arrazola died in downtown Colorado Springs on Wednesday.

Police say he fell about 20 feet to the ground after a fire escape broke loose.

"My heart broke for them that they not only lost their father but to have all these kids without a dad and to be dealing with financial problems," said Dee Dee Reinstein, neighbor of Arrazola and owner of Morning Glory coffee shop.

It was a loss no one was prepared for.

"I know a lot of people that have taught his children over the years. From what I hear he was a wonderful giving, very kind person, his wife as well. We're a little shop but i figured if i can do anything and contribute part of our income this week, and ask our customers do the same maybe we can help out in a little way,” said Dee Dee.

Every time you make a purchase at her coffee shop this week, 10 percent of the proceeds will go straight to the victim’s family.

"My understanding is that dad didn't have life insurance, mom stays at home so he was the sole source of income. There's a need for funeral expenses, obviously living expenses. These are people that live and go to school with us and if there's something we can do to make it just a little bit better then we're going to do it," said Dee Dee.

The family also told KRDO Newschannel 13 the funeral will be held Tuesday morning.

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