Roscoe students lend a helping hand

February 9, 2013

Shown are A.J. Renteria, Alex Rhoades and Chris DeLeon taking down the burned remnants of a wall in the Renteria home. The home of Armando and Andrea Renteria and their family was burned in a fire on Tuesday evening in Roscoe. Photo by Tatiana Rodriguez

On Friday, member of the Roscoe High School senior class helped to clean up the home of Sweetwater Police Officer Armando Renteria, his wife, Andrea, a local teacher and their family that was burned in a fire on Tuesday evening. His daughter is a member of the Roscoe senior class. Students tore down burned walls and trashed what could not be salvaged.
Those assisting in the clean-up were Eduardo Gallegos, Landon Jones, Brant Burnett, Tyler Bromley, Laura Pantoja, Angie Aguayo, Alex Rhoades, Kyle Bromley, Joe Luis Aguayo, Chris DeLeon, Faith Boren, Pete Ortega, Mirian Solis, Alex Cuellar, Blanca Leanos, Alura Renteria and A.J. Renteria.
A benefit account has been set up at Sweetwater Regional Federal Credit Union, located at 1900 Preston Road in Sweetwater, for the family. The Renterias lost all of their belongings and their home to the fire on the 100 block of Ash Street in Roscoe.
Those wishing to donate cash can donate to SRFCU and also at Roscoe State Bank, both at the Sweetwater and Roscoe locations.
Those wishing to donate other items may take them to the Sweetwater Fire Department, the Sweetwater Police Department or to the building that used to be Misty’s flower shop in Roscoe, across from Roscoe State Bank.
Clothing sizes for the family include size XL and 1X in women’s tops, 16 in women’s pants, size 6.5 and 7 in women’s shoes, size 3 and size 5 in junior pants and medium in junior tops, 31x31 in men’s pants, large men’s tops, size 10 and 10.5 in men’s shoes.
Gift cards and personal hygiene items may also be donated. Everything in the home was a loss, so any type of donation may be made including kitchen items and school supplies.
The investigation into the cause of the fire is still ongoing, with State Fire Marshals investigating the blaze.

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