MISSION, Texas – The community is rallying behind the family of Verseidy Hernandez. Friends showing their support by raising money to cover the costs for her funeral by selling barbecue plates.
Community members, along with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, showed their support by donating items for the fundraiser, while others bought plates and left donations.
Hernandez’s cousin says the family estimated selling 700 plates, but had sold more than that amount by noon and continued receiving orders.
Annette Ayala, cousin, “They’re very thankful for us, that we’re doing this for them. I mean they’re devastated. Nobody wants to lose their kid.”
If you’d like to leave a donation visit the family’s go fund me page at: