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Aug 17, 2014 6:58 PM by Michelle Margaux

Truck Organization Raises Money For Kristene Chapa

CORPUS CHRISTI - Kristene Chapa speaks out for the first time since the man accused of shooting her and Mollie Olgin in a Portland park back in 2012 was indicted.

A grand jury found there was enough evidence to indict David Strickland for capital murder. Olgin died from her injuries but Chapa survived and continues rehabilitation as she recovers.

Today in Sinton dozens of people came out to help alleviate some of the financial expenses the Chapa family faces.

Today a long line of cars waited to get washed in order at a fundraiser for shooting survivor Kristene Chapa. The non-profit organization T.U.F.F (Trucks Uniting For Fundraising) hosted the event.

"People have more effect in numbers and that's basically what we're doing, we're showing an example of just that pure fact," said T.U.F.F. Founder Steve Gomez.

Chapa is still fighting a long and hard battle as she continues her therapy in Houston.

"I'm just thankful for all the support that I have out there from everybody in the communities that come together for me from the tragedy and everything. I just want him to be behind bars and convicted for what he has done and her too, Laura Strickland, that's what I want," said Chapa.

A mere twenty-years old, Chapa has learned from this tragedy and shares her advice.

"I would just like to warn all the younger kids and teenagers out there to be aware of their surroundings and never let your guard down and tragedies can happen to you too," advised Chapa.

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