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Local community uses spaghetti to help victims of home invasion


Sunday night the Elkhart community showed its support for a family injured in a home invasion.  Leticia Beltran is now in a wheelchair as she recovers from the incident that happened in early October.  Beltran, her husband, and four year old daughter were home when the assault happened and now because of the brutal attack they have rising medical costs and Leticia has been out of work for almost a month.  Leticia Beltran described the incident saying, "my husband got injured he got pretty beat up, they were hitting him with the gun on the head and he had to get staples in the head.  Also I got shot in both feet and I'm still pending another surgery to fix all the damage."

To help the family financially a spaghetti dinner benefit was held Sunday night at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.  Leticia said she is so grateful for all of the support, it's really helped keep her spirits up through all of this.  And she added she can't believe the community is willing to do so much for her family.  The benefit was organized by a friend of Leticia's, Angela Pontius, who said she put over 60 hours of work into making the dinner happen.  Pontius said she just knew it was something she had to do, "when I seen her laying in the hospital because she had recently switched jobs she's out of insurance so I knew it was going to be a long rough road for her so I decided that we needed to get together right away right then to help her."

If you'd like to help the family out you can bring donations to the office at the Kroger on Hively Ave in Elkhart.

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