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Fundraiser being held for victims of the Barnett fire

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Weeks after the Barnett fire burned multiple homes during a day of extreme fire danger across southern Colorado, T's Bar held a fundraiser Saturday to benefit those affected.

Cheri Alfonso lost everything in the blink of an eye when the fire tore through her home last month.

"Everything was just there one minute and gone the next," Alfonso said.
"You can't even imagine unless you go through it."

But dozens of her fellow neighbors at the fundraiser are helping her pick up the pieces.

"The outreach from the community has been just really touching," Alfonso said. 

"I've met so many great people that, you know, I wouldn't have met before.">

The bar sold Sloppers and burgers from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and held a live auction from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and a 50-50 raffle.

"Very important just to give back, we've had some really good people just step up and help out," said the bar's co-owner Adolph Vigil.

The fundraiser was also made possible thanks to people around the community.

"Us as bikers, we just come out and we support everybody," said biker Kimmy Morita. 
"If somebody's in need and people can help, help."

People donated things, money and even time.

"I'm a musician and I wanted to - our band to donate time to play," said Ember Peaslee, who performed at the fundraiser with her band.

The show of support, serving as a glimmer of hope.

"We are a great city and we can do great things and we have done great things today," added Peaslee.
"It's been a wonderful day of music and love, there's so much love in this place right now."

A day that's making it easier for these families to look ahead to the new days to come.

"I hope for a better future," said Alfonso.
"e appreciate everything from the bottom of our hearts."

The bar raised $11,500 to benefit the five families that lost their homes during the fire.

If you can't make it to the fundraiser, mail a check to the Colorado Bank & Trust at 23051 E. U.S. Hwy. 50, Pueblo, CO 81006. Make checks payable to "Barnett Road Fire Recovery"

There is also a GoFundMe page set up, which is also accepting donations.

T's bar is located at 34158 U.S .Highway 50 East in Vineland. 

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