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Car wash to help family of window washer killed in fall from Trump Hotel

Posted at 7:15 PM, Dec 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-17 06:13:37-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Friends and coworkers are saddened by the tragic death of Jonathan Garcia. He lost his life on Dec. 12 after falling while washing windows at the Trump International Hotel.

A fundraiser was held Sunday near Lake Mead and Rainbow boulevards to shine light on his amazing life. The car wash was held by all the people he worked with at Red Rock Property Services. Nearly 30 men and women washed at least 100 cars.

"We are going to remember him as the hard worker that he was, for the good man and loving father that he was. How could you forget a great man like that?" said Ruben Rodriguez.

The 27-year-old left behind a good work ethic. Jonathan’s coworkers washed cars instead of windows for about eight hours. All the money will go directly to the Garcia family to help pay for funeral costs and other expenses they might have.

"Our guys came together and they decided they wanted to show their support and love to Jonathan’s family and his two daughters, [who are] six and two," said Colby Powell. He hired Jonathan four years ago.

Washing cars wasn't the only thing that brought in donations; a fellow coworker set up his taco stand to sell food and beverages.

"This is a tragic time for this is happen right before Christmas? It couldn't come at a worse time," said Powell.

Martin Fernandez met Jonathan 10 years ago and remembers him as a dedicated man. "His family needs a lot of help and we are contributing with as much as we can," said Fernandez.

His coworkers took a week off from work to grieve and honor his life.

"He’s a dedicated man, he showed up for work and loved his job," said Powell.

If you would like to donate to Jonathan Garcia’s’ GoFundMe click here.