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Prayer service for mom and baby flood victims

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   A prayer service was held Sunday in remembrance of the mother and baby who lost their lives in the devastating onion creek flooding.

   It was an opportunity for family and friends to lean on each other for support.     

   It started with a prayer and ended with a balloon release; a farewell to Fina and 8 month old Jay Rodriguez.

   "The family is very thankful and blessed for the help they've received from the public, for your prayers," says Angela Johnson, Central Texas Fires.

   When the tragedy struck, the family was not insured.

   It was by the help of the community that a funeral was even possible.

   Family member Betty Rodriguez wants no one to have to go through that.

   "Miss Betty is going to join us with Central Texas Fires to gather donations for families. As a matter of fact, the first day we met she wanted to know how she could help. The first thing she wanted to know was how to reach out and help other families," says Angela Johnson, Central Texas Fires.

   Throughout it all the family has stayed strong.

   They have this message for the community:
   "Make sure you guys know that any time there's low water crossings, be safe out there. She was on her way to work, it could have happened to anybody. Maybe having some lights put up at this bridge would be a great thing," says Angela Johnson, Central Texas Fires.

   Central Texas Fires along with some of the Rodriguez Family are currently taking donations to help those affected by the floods.

   If you would like to help, items can be dropped off at the Harley Davidson store in Round Rock or Central Texas Fires, 3434 Yogi Berra Way, Round Rock, TX 78665.

   You can also contact them at (512) 740-6096 or check out

   We're also told that Perez Middle School has around 200 students still needing school supplies.

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