Outside a condominium, neighbors heard the rhythm of good

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There were constant sounds of a saw, hammers, and the voices of people who were willing to work. They'll tell you it's isn't working. It is giving.

"We are here to give time and energy," Ashley Paczolt said.

She helped install the wood flooring that her company donated. Paczolt and her co-workers usually spend their days at desks analyzing computer data for Altitude Digital.

Their CEO, Jeremy Ostermiller, decided there was no more important work than to offer kindness to a victim of cruel and cowardly violence.

"It is hard to imagine what she's gone through," he said. "If we can even play a small part in helping, we want to make a difference."

They are volunteering with the Home Builders Foundation to help make Ashley Moser's new home accessible.

It is a place she'll navigate from a wheelchair because of her injuries from the Aurora theatre shooting. It is a place she'll only take memories of her young daughter Veronica, who was killed there. Moser's unborn baby also died.

Ostermiller saw the need for more supplies and volunteers on a 9NEWS story last week.

"I have a special connection to Aurora. So when we heard about the story and the victim involved, we wanted to get involved," Ostermiller said.

Altitude Digital paid for the flooring materials but wanted to do more than write a check.

That's why they spent a work day out of the office, under the direction of a team from the Homebuilders Foundation.

The Home Builders Foundation of Metro Denver is helping three survivors of the Aurora theater shooting who don't have the financial means to do the renovations needed for their homes.

"We think about what it would feel like to wake up one morning and not be able to bathe yourself or move through your home," Mike Tayloe said.

That sensitivity compels Tayloe with the Home Builders Foundation.

"Our volunteers use the skills we have and our time to help people gain independence and dignity," Tayloe said.

The Homebuilders Foundation has been helping individuals with disabilities and financial need for 20 years. The organization was in its infancy in the years after the Columbine tragedy; they helped five survivors of the school shooting.

The transformation in Ashley Moser's home is $20,000 project. The volunteers hope to have it done soon so Moser can be home.

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