Texas Roadhouse in Brownsville raised $1,270 for six children whose mother and youngest sibling died in a tragic auto pedestrian accident.
“Anything they need we are actually in contact with them hopefully if they need another event will definitely do this for them again” said Texas Roadhouse Manager Yvonne Vera to News Center 23’s Derick Garcia.
29-year-old Janet Jimenez died July 13th and her 2-year-old son Yahel Ruben Cruz four days later after being hit by a car on Padre Island Highway. She leaves behind six children.
Keeping together the orphaned children has been difficult but a support system of community leaders has kept Child Protective Services at bay. Pastor Tina Ruiz and Attorney Erin Garcia have taken care of the children’s emotional needs and legal battles.
Texas Roadhouse and Whataburger are teaming up for a fundraiser and back to school supplies.
8-year-old Eduardo Jimenez is a big fan of the Whataburger orange sunglasses and is ready for second grade.
Nora Garcia is a mother and manager with Whataburger, the story of how the kids lost their mom and baby brother is a reminder of how precious family bonds are, “You know it gives me goosebumps knowing that we can give them some hope”
The eldest son, Johnathon, is heading to 9th grade at Rivera High School, he wants to work at a movie theater but the Whataburger crew hopes he’ll put on an orange hat, “We always want to give hope in the community and teach them as youngsters how to start into the Workforce. This is probably a good time because I know that the older sibling wants to take care of the siblings to keep them together and if we can help in that, what else could we do.” Said Nora Garcia.
A Go Fund Me page has been created to raise money and help the victim’s family.
If you would like to contribute and help them out, you can visit the link below.