How to help family of man killed in Firestone house explosion

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FIRESTONE, Colo. -- The family of Mark Martinez, who was killed in the Firestone explosion, is sharing his story for the first time, and the FOX31 Problem Solvers have ways for you to help his loved ones.

The Martinez family lost everything in the explosion. Mark's wife, Erin, was critically injured and has a long recovery ahead. She and the couple's children are getting support from our community.

How to help

GoFundMe: Donate to the fund set up by the Martinez family

Amazon Wish List: Purchase an item to be sent to the family

They shared a list of items they need with the Problem Solvers and a wish list was set up to ensure all items get to them.

Thank you to the following donors

Businesses and organizations stepped up to help with generous donations.

  • Royal Gorge Loop: Six passes for the family
  • Tony’s Meats: 20 pounds of fresh meat
  • Elitch Gardens: Eight tickets for the family
  • Water World: Six passes for the family
  • Georgetown Loop: Six passes for the family
  • Natural Grocers: $100 gift card
  • Precision Plumbing and Heating: $500 Kohl’s gift card
  • Noodles & Company: $300 gift card
  • Goodwill: $100 gift card
  • Salvation Army: New toys for both kids, new household accessories (pots, pans, bedding, etc); $200 gift certificate to the Salvation Army Family Store​
  • Mountain High Appliance: $1,000 and a new Whirlpool stainless steel kitchen package
  • Bachus & Schanker: $200 Target gift card
  • Dolls for Daughters: New backpacks, school supplies and new toys

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