Thieves take mom's gifts appliances, co-workers step in

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$3,000 was raised for mother

PHOENIX - Workers at Aunt Chilada's Restaurant raised $3,000 for a co-worker whose home was ransacked.

A car wash was held on Sunday outside the restaurant to raise money for Mari Cardenas. Last week her house was robbed and the thieves took all of her children's Christmas presents, appliances, along with their social security cards and birth certificates.

Cardenas has worked at the restaurant for nine years.