SPANISH LAKE, Mo. (KMOV.com) - The father of a Chesterfield girl who drowned after her mother drove into a Warren County pond runs a store that residents say is integral part of a North County neighborhood.

READ: Chesterfield girl, 7, drowns after mother drives into pond

Safa Alkhirafi, 7, drown when her mother Reem drove into a pond off Orchard Lane in southern Warren County on Saturday. Two other children and Reem made their way back to the shore.

Safa's father works at a market in Spanish Lake, something nearby residents say has had a huge impact on the community.

The market serves a neighborhood where resources can be scarce.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help to the Alkhirafi family.

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