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Martin County group donates money to mother of 3 whose car was stripped

Posted at 9:59 AM, Mar 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-26 09:59:01-04

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — For Christina Concepcion it was moment that made her feel helpless.

"Our car had been vandalized and our rims and our tires had been stolen," she said.

Her tires and rims were stolen from her car parked outside of her home in Stuart on Friday. The mother of three found out she and her family were robbed of their only source of transportation.

"We don't have a vehicle now, and the money that we have to dish out it was upsetting," Concepcion said.

It was a story that quickly spread throughout the community.

"I wouldn't have known about this if it wasn't for the students bringing it to me," Rina Shpiruk said.

Shpiruk is the CEO of Elev8 Hope, an organization founded by her children with the goal of restoring faith in humanity.

"And we allow the children to be problem solvers," she said.

Over the weekend the group answered Concepcion's prayers for help.

"I didn't expect it, I didn't expect it at all," she said.

The group presented her with a $1,000 check and renewed faith in her community.

"You never know what could happen, and words can't describe how grateful we are," Concepcion said.