CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - There was an overwhelming show of support Thursday for nine children in Middletown who lost their mother to an overdose.
Two men have been arrested in the case. Authorities say they were with the woman when she died.
Keith Boyer and Jim Boyer have been charged through Middletown court with tampering with evidence, abuse of a corpse, petty theft, and nine counts of child endangering.
Middletown police posted a message to Facebook on Thursday that read, in part:
The children range in age from 14 to 1. Police chief Rodney Muterspaw said Middletown residents -- as well as plenty of others -- are stepping up.
"The whole country has. We've gotten messages from California, Alaska, Canada, Texas ... and people are donating cash, checks, goods for the house, for the kids," he said. "So everything we wanted to happen has happened tenfold."