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Broken Windshield Shows Grand Valley's Best Side

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Updated: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 03:58:01 MST

CLIFTON, Colo. - An elderly Clifton woman living on a fixed income didn't know where to turn when a CDOT lawn mower launched a rock through her back car windshield, smashing it into pieces.

60-year-old Mary Mathers didn’t have the money to fix the window and was denied compensation for the damage from the state, but the community rallied around her cause and picked up the tab.

“I was watching the news, and I saw the story, and I realized that Mary was somebody that I worked with 18 years ago,” said Safelite worker Troy Funk.

Funk contacted Safelite managers across the state, and the company was more than willing to seek Mary out and replace the windshield free of cost.

“I know Grand Junction’s a wonderful place. It's got wonderful people, that's why I'm still here, but I never in a million years expected this,” said Mathers.

Funk ordered the new glass, and he arrived on Monday for the install.

“I'm so grateful to everybody for their words on Facebook, for their wanting to get donations,” said Mathers. “I'm grateful to everyone at Safelite. God bless all you guys.”

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