Donations pile up for widowed pregnant mother of 10

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An outpouring of generosity from Hoosiers has created a good problem, this week, after an Indianapolis woman decided to help a pregnant mother of 10 who just lost her husband.

Oscar Cardenas of Anderson died last week in a car accident on his way to work. He left behind 10 children and his wife Amalia, who is pregnant with twins.

When Renee Reeves saw that story on Fox59 News, she knew she had to help.

“What caught my eye was her. When she got on there, she broke down. She started crying,” remembered Reeves. “Wow, you know. It’s like she lost her provider in a blink of an eye.”

Reeves immediately posted a plea for donations on her Facebook page and received an overwhelming response within a few hours.

“We have little sizes, brand new clothes,” Reeves said, as she showed Fox59 the donations piling up in her Indianapolis home. “I still have this big ol’ bag here that I haven’t even been through yet.”

Now, she has a problem. She has so many donations, she can’t take transport them all to Anderson by herself. She is hoping someone will offer the means to deliver the items so the Cardenas family is helped as soon as possible.

“We have a lot of problems, but our problems are not as bad as hers,” explained Reeves. “That’s why we just need to think for a minute, throw ourselves to the side, and help her out.

If you can help Reeves deliver the donations to the Cardenas family in Anderson, please contact Fox59 at (317) 632-5900.

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