The community continues to rallying together to uplift the family of Winters teen Eduardo (Lalo/Efi) Fierros, who died earlier this month. A GoFundMe campaign was created to help raise money for funeral expenses.
Fierros, 18, was the subject of a weeklong search of Lake Solano and Putah Creek since shortly after midnight on July 3, when the truck he was traveling in with 18-year-old Julio Vasquez left the roadway, clipped a tree and plunged into the water. Both teens were Winters High School Class of 2022 graduates.
On July 10, a body was found in the water and the Solano County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the body had been identified as Fierros on July 13.
On July 15, family member Dagoberto Fierros shared on the Winters Community & Tips Facebook group that a GoFundMe had been created to support covering financial costs. The GoFundMe campaign page details the funding will assist the Fierros family in covering expenses for the funeral and memorial services.
The campaign page, organized by Diana Tafolla, states “Eduardo (Lalo/Efi) was known to be one of the brightest and most positive souls once could ever meet. The moment he walked into a room, the place would light up with his positivity and humor. The love he had for his family and friends is one he made sure to show and one that will truly be missed.”
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 on working to become a civil engineer.
As of 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. would be available at the WHS site through Thursday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments are not required for the grief counseling opportunity.