Business Owner Helps Family Mired by Tragedy, Misfortune

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SACRAMENTO--

Miranda Lopes has been through a lot in the last two weeks.

The Sacramento mother of four lost her husband in a motorcycle accident on Oct. 28 and just nine days later, her car was stolen from right in front of her house.

FOX40's story about Lopes' troubles sparked the interest of a Shingle Springs car dealership who stepped in to help.

Bryant McCarver, a FOX40 viewer and General Manager of Shingle Springs Subaru, watched Miranda's story Sunday night and knew he had to do something.

"This family was in need of something to change things for them a little bit," McCarver said.

McCarver rallied his team at the dealership to help Lopes. They donated a 2009 Chrysler Town and County to the family.

"They gave me a vehicle, not a good deal on one, they straight up gave me a vehicle. It didn't cost me a dime. That's pretty awesome," Lopes told FOX40.

While she's still dealing with the loss of her husband of 20 years, Miranda now has one less worry to stress about, "It's going to help immensely," she said.

Not only did Shingle Springs Subaru donate the car, but McCarver also did a little early Christmas shopping for the family so they would have some presents to look forward to.