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Volunteers work to benefit family of 4-year-old killed in ATV accident

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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

An assembly line of hamburgers, chips and love filled the foyer at Grace Care Center Wednesday afternoon.

"God's told us to love people, love him and this is a great opportunity for that," said Jeffrey Fatheree, Executive Director, Grace Care Center.

About 30 volunteers worked to prepare over 700 hamburger plates to benefit the family of a four-year-old killed in an ATV crash on March 1st.

Mia Castillo was one of the three kids in the ATV at the time of the accident, her funeral was Tuesday.

Volunteer George Fowler says now they hope to ease the burden of a family in mourning.

 "The financial need is just a general need for the family, funeral expenses and those types of things," said George Fowler, CFO, Pineywoods Academy.

Mia was a in the pre-k program at Pineywoods Community Academy Fowler describes Mia as happy child who always had a smile on her face.

 "She was just a beautiful little girl," said Fowler.

Once the hamburger plates were made, volunteers delivered them throughout the community.

Grace Care Center Executive Director Jeffrey Fatheree says all of the supplies were donated Brookshire Brothers, Chick-fil-a and other local businesses.

 "That's the way we've always done, we've always taken care of our own," said Fatheree.

The benefit raised over $3,000 but Fatheree says their efforts go beyond any certain amount.

 "The financial portion of this, I'm sure will be very helpful to the family, the big issue is its going to provide human touch and human compassion," said Fatheree.

 An account has also been set up at First Bank & Trust under the name Keeli Antee for anyone who would like to donate.

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