ROGERS, Texas – Fidel Carrillo, 64, is currently recovering from burns sustained in a gas explosion on Christmas Eve that claimed the life of his wife, Manuela. The tragic incident also left four other family members injured, with the road to their home now closed off as the investigation into the reported natural gas explosion continues.
Neighbors like Maryann Ortiz recall the impact of Manuela Carrillo’s passing, describing her as a kind, devout Catholic who was always willing to lend a helping hand. The loss of Mrs. Carrillo has left a profound void in the tight-knit Rogers community, as she was deeply loved and cherished by many.
In an effort to support the Carrillo family, the community has rallied together to organize various fundraisers. A recent breakfast fundraiser drew hundreds of people, while an upcoming event, Cars for a Cause, will feature a display of vehicles, live music, and food vendors, with all proceeds going toward assisting the Carrillo family.
Elizabeth Guajardo, owner of Petey’s Snowcones, emphasized the importance of giving back to the Rogers community, expressing a desire to reciprocate the support they have received in the past. The outpouring of support and solidarity from the community underscores the profound impact of the tragedy and the resilience of the Rogers community in the face of adversity.
For those who wish to contribute, donations can be made in person at the Cars for a Cause event or by mail to Rogers Bank, addressed to ‘The Carrillo Family Fund’ at PO Box 99, Rogers, Texas 76569. The outpouring of support for the Carrillo family serves as a testament to the strength and compassion of the Rogers community in the wake of this devastating event.