Wednesday , 26 October 2016

Team VVNG Needed to Adopt a Local Family for Christmas

HESPERIA-( On Saturday, November 29th, father of seven, Roberto Garcia went out on his quad for an evening ride on his quad. For unknown reasons the 41-year-old father lost control and was ejected causing life threatening injuries. Garcia was located  behind their home by his 10-year-old stepson, who is now having a very difficult time with the situation thinking how he may had been able to save his stepfather. Garcia was transported to the hospital, where soon after he was pronounced dead.

Robert Garcia (photo: FB)
Robert Garcia (photo: FB)

For the family of Garcia this is beyond devastating, Jennifer Garcia, his wife, does not even know how to explain this to their seven children ages 1-21 years of age. With Christmas approaching, that makes the situation even more difficult. There is so much that Jennifer is now having to handle alone rather than with her loving husband and the father/stepfather of the children.

The community when hearing of this story, felt terrible for Jennifer and their seven children. Many have asked how they can help so we think that coming together to assure to bring a little light in a very tragic time for the family will show them we care. Victor Valley News (VVNG) would like to as a community, adopt this family, are asking that anyone that would like to help provide a gift for someone outside of their family with the holidays considers helping this family.

When asked, Jennifer said that their 10-year-old boy likes football and nerf guns, the 8-year-old is into Chima Legos and DS games, the 2 ½ year old likes Paw Patrol, and the 1-year-old enjoys things she can push. Friend, Victoria Gunn said, “ For Jennifer, I am sure she would like a warm throw blanket, maybe fuzzy socks, hot cocoa, since she has been doing a lot of sitting and crying”  Gunn added that she was hoping maybe a bunch of people would also make maybe a movie basket with a couple of movies, popcorn, and candy would bring the family together while hopefully helping get their mind off the tragedy for a short time.

If you have something you would like to drop off for this family please take it to OneStop Fix located at 16079 Main Street Suite A in Hesperia Monday through Saturday from 10am-6pm.  When everything is collected we will then notify the family to pick their gifts up or if needed we will have them delivered.

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