Denver woman uses pickup truck to deliver hope

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DENVER -- By day, Rachel Herrera lays tile for her remodeling company.

After work, she uses her old pickup truck to help families in need.

FOX31 caught up with her as she delivered food to David Roberts and his 10-year-old son.

“It's the best thing in the world," Herrera said. "I feel like we were place here not to hoard. That’s how I was raised that’s how I believe."

Herrera heard about Roberts through a post on the NextDoor app.

A case worker with Bayaud Enterprises asked people to help the father, who has a chronic illness.

The Roberts moved here only with the clothes on their backs in hopes of a fresh start.

"Man, it was hard," Roberts said. "Me and David were staying on the streets. (I was) so scared they were going to take my baby (David Jr.)."

The response from people on NextDoor was overwhelming.

Herrera said people in the Washington Park area donated couches, beds, a small TV books, toys and household items.

But the best gift all, in little David’s eyes, was a new bike. He began riding it almost immediately.

Herrera said he had to something when she saw the family’s plight.

She has now started a GoFundMe to help David.

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