HOUSTON: Houston-area woman whose mother and three children were killed last week in widespread power outages across the state says she hopes to use money from a fundraising campaign to raise awareness more on fire safety.
Jackie Nguyen, 41, said in freezing cold conditions she used a fireplace to keep the family warm in their home in Sugar Land, Texas.
Nguyen, the only survivor of her house fire, lost her three children, Olivia, 11, Edison, 8, and Colette Nguyen, 5, and her mother, the children’s grandmother, Loan Le, on February 16, reported the Houston Chronicle.
Sugar Land firefighters responded to a fire around 2 a.m. in the burning family’s red brick house. The fire was reported by a neighbor, said Doug Adolph, a spokesperson for the city.
Obviously, they were trying to stay warm, Adolph said at the time. We can’t say that was the cause, we just think we know they were using a fireplace.
Almost a week after the fire, there is no update on the investigation into the cause of the fire.
Nguyen said she hoped to use the money raised by her school community at Rice University, where she hopes to complete her MBA program, to honor her children and either create a foundation or make contributions to existing charities. .
Her family also started a GoFundMe page with the goal of creating a foundation in honor of children to provide tuition assistance at St. Laurence Catholic School and to raise awareness about fire safety.
The separate fundraisers had raised a total of more than $ 528,000 as of Monday night.
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