MONTICELLO, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - An Arizona man says he was paying it forward when he helped a Monticello couple who lost two of their three children in a crash just a week before Christmas. Donny and Diamond Hunter died in that crash. They were seven and eight years old.
The state patrol says the family's S-U-V slid on some ice and crashed into a semi on Highway 151 near Anamosa last December. The crash injured the father, Brandon Hunter, his wife, Molli, and their other daughter, Hope.
The family received hundreds of gift cards and well wishes through this card flurry. It's a non-profit that philanthropist Jordan Adler started. People sign up to be a part of the flurry, and Adler lets them know where to mail out gifts.
He chose to help out the Hunters after somebody sent him an online link to the KCRG story about them. They were the first people he chose to be part of the program.
Adler says, “It's such a devastating loss. It's unimaginable. And to know that we're not going to be able to fix that situation for them, but we can maybe give them a little ray of hope that there are thousands of people out there that care."