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CBC students help make Christmas dreams come true

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PASCO, Wash. -- Angelina Sanchez and her four children were living out of their broken van during the recent cold spell. But with help from CBC's automotive students and the Community Action Committee, their dreams came true.

The students replaced the missing back windshield, added new tires, gave it a tune up and did other repairs.

All items were donated from area businesses but it was Columbia Basin Community College student Robert Garcia who made it all possible. Garcia not only found the family but got the community to help out as well.

"It hits home. I'm a father of 9 and you know, sometimes Christmas is hard and you can make it happen for another family; it's the best gift you can give back," said Garcia.

Angelina Sanchez tells KNDU, "we've been struggling, trying to figure out how to give our kids a Christmas, you know, little things, and then this right here did everything for us."

Sanchez and her family also received a $250 gift card for Christmas presents.

As for a place to stay, they are currently at a hotel with help from the action committee, but they hope to move into a home soon.