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Business raising funds for victims of Clovis library shooting

Leonard Tapia
September 13, 2017 07:19 AM

CLOVIS, N.M. -- Over the past two weeks, thousands of dollars have been raised for the victims and survivors of the Clovis-Carver Public Library shooting.

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The Coffee Bistro is one of dozens of businesses fundraising for the victims. It will donate 20 percent of Tuesday’s earnings to a fund for the victims.

"I believe it's essential for people to try and come together in times like this, in times of hurt and need," said China Provolt, an employee at the Coffee Bistro in Clovis. "Those victims aren't asking for money or anything. We're just doing it to help them."

Some people say the support from the community has been overwhelming.

“We have great values here. Most the people will give you the shirt off their back,” said Daniel Lindsey, who lives in Clovis.

Others say they aren’t surprised the entire community is pitching in.

“It's a really nice gesture and I think that it'll actually raise some significant money,” said Becky Rowley, who lives in Clovis.

The Coffee Bistro is the last scheduled restaurant to give back in the Clovis area, but the giving won't stop.

The Clovis Civic Center is asking for donations of board games and books for the library as it prepares to reopen.

"I think keeping it closed was pretty good, but let's get it open," Lindsey said. "Let's get our kids back in there. Let's get the community back in there to support our library."

The city manager of Clovis said there is a possibility the library will open its doors by the end of this week. 

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