Sale helps support four sisters impacted by domestic violence

By: Yvette Yeon - bio | email

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - A tight knit community in Chester is helping out four young sisters after their mother was shot and killed earlier this year.

The girls father, Richard Parker, is accused of shooting and killing their mother, Cindy, and wounded another at Pietro's Pizza" back in June.

With mom gone, and dad in jail charged with the murder, the girls have been struggling financially.

When doors opened for customers at 8:00 Saturday morning there was already a line of people waiting to get in.

Books, clothes, toys, and all kinds of household items.

Everything was for sale in this indoor yard sale.

The goods all came from the homes of families who wanted to help the four Parker girls now trying to make it on their own.

Since the tragedy volunteers say the community has helped pay the mortgage and electric bills for the Parker girls.

"I feel like the community is really come together to help these girls," said volunteer Tracie Akins. "Living in Rivers Bend, it's just so nice to see everybody come together."

50 volunteers, all some how connected to the girls through either the neighborhood or the schools, were helping out.

"It's great that we're all supporting the Parkers," said family friend Andrea Stegman. "It's just great seeing all the neighborhood friends and family helping out."

"Considering the situation, they're doing phenomenally well," said volunteer Barbara Schecter. "They're strong, they're brave, they're intelligent and they're dealing with this the best they can they have a lot of support."

All the money made in the yard sale will go directly to the Parker sisters.

And the support doesn't stop there.

Volunteers are working on a golf tournament at Rivers Bend Golf Club on September 17.

They are currently looking for golfers.

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