Friends & family of accident victim to finish school project

By: Natalie Pallone Email
By: Natalie Pallone Email

FRUITA, Colo. (KKCO) - Before she tragically lost her life, 17-year-old Caitlyn True was working on a project to get warm coats to those in need.

Friends and family are continuing Caitlyn's Caring & Sharing Warm Hearts Project. The community is asked to donate clean coats and blankets that are in good condition.

Drop off locations include:
11News, 2531 Blichmann Ave.
Judy's Restaurant, Fruita
Glow Salon
True Chiropractic
Fruita Monument High School (Commons Area)
Absolute Dance
Moose Radio

Donations will be accepted until Nov. 15. Coats for children and adults are needed.

Caitlyn died of injuries she suffered after falling out of a moving vehicle early Saturday morning. Her family says she was a talented artist and dancer.

She was an organ donor.

Brian Hodges, owner of 32 Road Laundry, is offering free laundering of any blankets or coats you'd like to donate to Caitlyn's effort. He says you simply need to drop the donated item off with him at the laundromat near the corner of 32 and D 1/4 Roads and he will launder it and take it to a collection location.

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  • by kara Location: grand junction on Oct 11, 2011 at 08:41 AM
    caitlyn was my sister basicly she was always there for me encoureging me to do what i did best,dance we always came up with dances the whole 9 yards.she never quit on anything and everyone loved her its really hard to believe that its already been a year since this horrible accident struct us all with a broken heart.shes gone but still here with us all.everyday i dance i think of caitlyn my friend once told me dont give up on dancing caitlyns in you, your caitlyn your not replacing her but shes just doing you a favor.caitlyn had a great heart and put everyone first um most of the time.WE LOVE YOU CAITY:)
  • by Kym Location: Colorado Springs on Oct 21, 2010 at 12:54 AM
    Tragic new this young girl lost her life to an accident but she lives on to the cause that warmed her heart as she warmed those in need. How beautiful was her gift to others, I am compelled to give also. For her, and for those that are in need. I'll be digging up some warmth to give too. Is there a place to drop in Colorado Springs? I don't know these places listed but intend to donate. Please advise,
    Many Thanks and God Bless to all those that knew and Loved Caitlin True, I know she'll be Greatly missed
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      by Leigh Ashman on Oct 21, 2010 at 08:38 AM in reply to Kym
      Hi Kym, Unfortunately, 11 News is unaware of any drop locations outside of the Grand Junction area. You may be able to ship donations to any of these locations... or you could send a check. 11 News
  • by Holly Nisley Location: Grand Junction on Oct 20, 2010 at 12:54 PM
    This is excellent to hear about, with all the negative election coverage that has been dividing us recently, hearing something positive that people are doing is refreshing. It is tragic what happened to Caitlyn, but this is how memory lives on. I will be digging through my closet shortly.
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