The community continues to come together to raise the family of teenager Winters Eduardo (Lalo/Efi) Fierros, who passed away earlier this month. A GoFundMe campaign has been created to help raise funds for funeral expenses.
Fierros, 18, had been the subject of a week-long search on Lake Solano and Putah Creek since shortly after midnight on July 3, when the truck he was traveling in with Julio Vasquez, 18, left the roadway, cut down a tree and plunged into the water. Both teenagers were graduates of the Winters High School class of 2022.
On July 10, a body was found in the water, and the Solano County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the body was identified as Fierros on July 13.
On July 15, a Dagoberto Fierros family member shared on the Winters Community & Tips Facebook group that a GoFundMe had been created to support financial cost coverage. The GoFundMe campaign page details the funding that will help the Fierros family cover funeral and memorial service expenses.
The campaign page, curated by Diana Tafolla, states: “Eduardo (Lalo/Efi) was known to be one of the brightest and most positive souls he had ever met. The moment he walked into a room, the place lit up with his positivity and humor. The love he had for his family and friends is the one he made sure to show and who we will truly miss.
The campaign page also noted that Fierros graduated from WHS with honors and scholarships, and was excited to attend Sacramento State (California State University, Sacramento) in August and planned to work towards becoming a civil engineer.
At press time, the online campaign has raised $13,490 of the $20,000 goal, from 169 donations.
Donations can be made online at https://gofund.me/3ae3f495.
Emotional support services
The Winters Joint Unified School District announced in a community message that counseling services from RISE, Inc. will be available on the WHS site until Thursday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointment is required for the bereavement counseling opportunity.