The response to our story about a Greater Victoria woman who said she was struggling financially after her car was towed from the parking lot behind the former Tally-Ho Hotel on Sunday has been overwhelming.
Within minutes of our story airing, dozens of people called the CHEK News station to say they were willing to help Brittany Hopper out after she had to pay $162 to get her car back from a towing lot.
In Tuesday’s report, we told you how Hopper works at Mayfair Shopping Centre and says she is not able to park in the mall lot during December to make room for customers.
She purchased a $75 permit from the Victoria Cool Aid Society, the organization that owns the lot behind the Tally-Ho Hotel, and says it was displayed on her dashboard when her car was towed. All-Ways Towing said the permit was not visible on the dashboard.
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Hopper said she is overwhelmed by the generosity.
“I got phone calls from the mall and I was just astounded,” Hopper said.
“Like there was a woman that she’s not from Victoria, she just saw the story and she wanted to help me out. I find it amazing that there’s that many people in this world that you know when a bad situation starts, they are right there as soon as it happens to help you out and give you support.”
Hopper says her bill has now been covered and she will try to contact everyone who offered to help to thank them.