Family and friends of theater shooting victim unite with Purple Door Coffee

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It's been one month since the Aurora theater shooting, and victims, their loved ones and the community at large are still reeling. But out of the darkness has come some light, including Purple Door Coffee -- a soon-to-open coffeehouse dedicated to providing job opportunities for at-risk and homeless youth.

That coffeehouse held a special place in the heart of Rebecca Wingo, who learned of the project just days before she was killed.

According to the coffeeshop's website, "Purple Door's mission to employ homeless teens and young adults touched Rebecca's heart. Rebecca's goal was to eventually start a non-profit that benefitted at-risk teens. Rebecca's family and friends believe that Purple Door Coffee fits who Rebecca was and what she cared about. Rebecca is missed by her loved ones, but she continues to make an impact in this world."

Purple Door is now accepting donations in Wingo's name to aid start-up and operating costs -- learn more here -- in hopes of opening this fall at 4455 East 46th Avenue.

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