Las Vegas neighborhood rallies to help fire victims

Developed Nov. 26, 2013

Las Vegas, NV — A south valley neighborhood is pulling together to aid a woman who was badly burned in a mobile home fire more than the weekend.

Kimberly Garcia’s sister mentioned she is in very good spirits at UMC, and is attempting to get out as soon as feasible.

Correct now she does not have anyplace to live with the home she shared with her husband destroyed, but her buddies are undertaking their greatest to adjust that.

“I just hope she gets by way of this and recovers and can get on with her life,” Garcia’s sister Julie Beckett said.

Beckett is functioning with close friends and other loved ones members to raise funds for her sister Kimberly Garcia and her husband Gilbert.

The couple’s trailer was destroyed in a fire Sunday at the Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort that left Kimberly with second degree burns to her face and hands.

“She just wants to get out of the hospital appropriate now,” Beckett stated.

Proper now, friends say the 54-year-old, who is also going by means of cancer therapy, has practically nothing and no one particular to come home to due to the fact her husband is in New York making a delivery as a extended haul trucker. 

Now neighbors are functioning to raise funds to replace all the factors the couple lost in the fire, in hopes of surprising Kimberly when she is released from the hospital.

“We are hoping people come forward and do whatever they can, since it will be received and appreciated and employed for essentials,” Kim and Gilbert’s cousin, Lori Garcia stated.

The management at Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort has already committed to placing a donation box up for the family members, and friends have already secured far more than $ 1,500 in donations, but they are hoping to gather far more.

While pals are organizing all of the fundraisers, they have not told Kim about their efforts but, simply because they know it is not one thing she or Gilbert would ask them to do.

“Getting that it is becoming done for her, she is going to be overwhelmed,” Garcia stated.

So far, no word on what caused the fire.

Lori’s husband’s band will also be collecting donations at their concert this weekend at Legend’s Sports Bar and Grill on Boulder Highway.

If you would like to speak to the family to make a donation you can get in touch with Lori Garcia at (702) 526-3276 or email at

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