LONGVILLE, LA (KPLC) - People across Southwest Louisiana are doing anything in their power to help support the LeBleu family after hearing of their tragic loss yesterday.
When Molly Fontenot and her sister Haley Navarre heard about the tragic fire, the knew immediately they wanted to do something to help.
They then decided to organize a bake sale and car wash for tomorrow at the old Longville Store, with all proceeds going to the family.
"Whenever we first heard the news about the family, there's no way that you can compare to that, you can't say I've been through that, but our goal here is to try and help alleviate some of the financial burden off the family. We can't take away their pain, but we can certainly help in some kind of way," said Fontenot.
Many others are doing their part to help the family as well, an account has been established in Michael and Amy LeBleu's name at Cameron State Bank.
St. Pius Catholic Church will be holding a benefit with food and auction items, at a time to be decided.
And another bake sale is being held at the Ragley baseball fields on Saturday.
This community outreach is something Molly noticed immediately, when they first got word out about their event.
"The response from the community really has been overwhelming, so many people have stepped up and have offered to give baked goods, to give their services. Advanced Auto in Moss Bluff has already donated everything that we need for the car wash, AB Still in Lake Charles already given us a 300 dollar donation to help out with cost," said Fontenot.
Another way people are reaching out is through Facebook, a group called "Prayer for the LeBleu Family" has been made, with over 2,400 people already joined.
Many leaving thoughts and prayer for the family on the group's wall.
Whether through Facebook or donation, what's important is the community is helping out in whatever way they can.