LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas community is coming together to help a family that lost so much from a deadly crash just after Christmas.
On Dec. 26, three members of the Martinez family died a fiery crash in west Las Vegas. The family says 48-year-old Donna Martinez, 29-year-old Amanda and 4-year-old Layla did not survive.
Today, soap and water doused the street in front of Abuela's Tacos as freshly cleaned cars drove away from a makeshift assembly line.
The Los Villanos Raiders booster club hosted a car wash to raise money for the family to help pay for funeral and hospital expenses.
“It’s a blessing and it feels good to help another,” said Krystle Martinez, a member of the club. She is not related to victim’s family.
The community is hoping to raise $45,000 dollars. By Sunday evening, a GoFund Me page for the family had raised over $40,000.
With how generous the drivers at the car wash have been, the team may soon raise their goal.
“They’re not just giving us $5 here or $10 there. People are actually donating $30, $40, $50 at a time,” said Angel Gonzalez, another club member.
Money that will help a family coping with a massive loss to move forward, with a community backing them up.
“We’re very grateful to be just able to help the community and people,” said club member Tony Curiel.