Dozens gathered Thursday night to raise funds to pay funeral expenses for two children who died last week.
Six-year-old Aleisha and 7-year-old Daaron Moore were found dead in their East Haven home last week. Their mother has been charged with their murders.
Tonight the community came together at the Stratford Hotel and Conference Center on Lordship Boulevard in Stratford in a show of support for the children’s father Michael Moore, and to help pay for the children’s funerals.
"My heart bled for him and I cried. I cried for him. I'd just like to show my support for him, let him know that the community, not only me but the community is here to support him in anything he may need," said Jennifer Lucky of Bridgeport.
The event is open to the public and runs through midnight Thursday. Admission is a donation of $5.