“I was thrilled that we raised that much in that short period of time in our small, little neighborhood,” Adams said.
Rosa Castillo was also thrilled, she said.
“She was thrilled but more impressed by the fact that we were there,” Adams said. “It was more about the connection and knowing that we were there than it was about the money.”
Adams said she will continue to collect money if it comes. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gary Castillo was ambushed while returning to his Garda armored car with a cash pick-up from the Kroger grocery at 2205 Lavista Rd. shortly after noon on March 15. He later died of his injuries at Grady Hospital. He was the first guard killed in a series of increasingly brazen armored car robberies throughout the Atlanta area that began in September.
Four men from parts across the metro Atlanta area have been charged in connection with the killing.