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Sunnyside Grandmother and Six Grandchildren in Need

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SUNNYSIDE, Wash - Last month we first told you about a grandmother struggling to take care of her six young grandchildren.  This after the children's mother was murdered.  We've checked back in with the family and they are improving emotionally, but are still in need of everyday items.

On July 29th police say 26-year-old Veronica Ayala was killed by 25-year-old Eric Flores.  Ayala left behind six young children, their grandmother took over custody of them.  Investigators are still looking for Flores 

"Having all these children is very overwhelming but, I have to be there for them because I am all they got now," says Diane Cantu, the grandmother of Ayala's six children.

The youth services group epic has been providing the famiily with counseling to help cope with the loss of the children's mother.  With temperatures dropping outside, Cantu needs more. 

"When I first took custody of them they had no winter clothes, they only had summer clothes.  I have been buying here and there at Goodwills and it adds up," explains Cantu.

Cantu has been out of work and does not start her new job till November. 

Donations are being accepted for the Cantu family at EPIC.  To give, call 509-248-3950