ABC Action News Gives raises money to improve safety at West Tampa daycare

In January, ABC Action News introduced viewers to a daycare in West Tampa – The Rosa Valdez Early Childhood Learning Center – working to raise money to keep it’s young students safe. ABC Action News Reporter Vanessa Araiza did a report on crime in West Tampa and learned how the center’s leaders were concerned about safety after more than one shooting happened near the property. One shooting in 2020 even ended with a bullet lodged into their fence. Violence near the property is at the forefront of Cathy Stone’s mind. Stone is the executive director of Cornerstone Family Ministries. “The difference between the first shooting and the second one was more children and we got to watch it and it was heartbreaking,” said Stone.