Car Club Organizes Fundraiser For Rodriguez Family

A Las Vegas family devastated by a fire that claimed a mother and father received some help from complete strangers, Saturday.

Members of the Lowrider Style Car Club rolled up their sleeves and organized a car wash to help cover funeral expenses.

None of them knew the mother and father who were killed when their home caught fire.

“We are total strangers,” said Randal Brown, organizer of the event. “I don't know, they don't know me, I seen it on the news what happened” I felt from my heart, we got to help them out, I got my club members involved, reached out to the community and we've had an outreach, it's unbelievable,” Brown added.

Volunteers washed and scrubbed car after car.

“I had to bury my son 8 years ago, and I know how expensive it is, and actually I was just driving by and saw the sign, so I wanted to help,” said Linda Hill who donated to the family.

“If I could do just a little bit to help alleviate some of the cost of what they are going through, I was more than happy to do it,” said Wendy Zaremski who also got her car washed.

Fire officials say a deep fryer was knocked over setting their family home ablaze Sept. 23.

Polo dove through the flames to save his child and another family member.

Polo died days later in the hospital.

Claudia passed away from her injuries nearly a week after the fire.

“The first few days that I knew she was gone, it was hard,” said Claudia's Brother Hugo Robles Jr. “But then me and her son we just said… lets do this, lets help out,” he added while attending the fundraiser.

Even with the struggle of knowing Polo and Claudia are gone, the family remains strong for the two kids still recovering in critical condition at the hospital

“They just told me they are not out of the woods yet, but they are pretty strong, they are hanging in there,” said Robles Jr.

The final total for the money raised is still being tallied.

An account has been set up for the Rodriguez family.

Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo branch using the account number 5714691705.

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