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Community coming together to help rebuild Zavalla home

Community coming together to help a family. (Source: KTRE) Community coming together to help a family. (Source: KTRE)
Community coming together to help a family. (Source: KTRE) Community coming together to help a family. (Source: KTRE)
ZAVALLA, TX (KTRE) -

More than a week ago two people lost their home in a house explosion. It happened in the Northeast part of Zavalla on Pleasure Drive.

The home belonged to Lyle and Elaine West. Two days after the explosion, Lyle passed away.

Now the community and the rest of their family has come together to pick up the pieces.

“This morning I found some of mama’s hair stuff that she's had for years and years so that brought back some memories,” said Jaime West, granddaughter in-law.

For the first time since the tragedy, the family and the community came together to clean up the property.

As the family slowly makes the road to recovery, they're reminded of the most cherished items.

“This morning was the first time that I actually walked around the property because it's been very hard for me as well as our family. It's something we have to do get it cleaned up and try to move on the best of our abilities,” Jaime said.

With the help of community, picking up shattered pieces makes it a little easier.

"I think people coming together to show their love, that's what is going help them heal. And getting this cleaned up back to the way his grandparents kept it,” said Tisha Wall, volunteer.

While questions still remain on how the explosion happened, one thing is for sure a community coming together to help those in need.

"Every day is going to be a different adventure,” Jaime said.

There is a GoFundMe page the family has setup if you would like contribute. 

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